Investment Canada Notification

Under the provisions of the Investment Canada Act, all non-Canadian citizens and non-permanent residents must notify Industry Canada of their investment in new Canadian businesses or their acquisition of control of existing Canadian businesses.  Any investment in a Canadian business by a non-Canadian or non-permanent resident must generally be reported.  Investments over certain thresholds ($5 million dollars) and in certain prescribed industries (cultural businesses including written, video, and audio communications) are additionally subject to further review.


This service is only required where non-Canadian residents are incorporating a new company, or are taking control of an existing company.

This service is generally NOT REQUIRED for the incorporation of a company by Canadian residents or Canadian citizens.  Please contact our office if you are unsure as to whether this service is required in your situation.