Registering a Foreign Corporation in British Columbia

Step 1: Request Name Approval and Reservation

The first step for a foreign entity to register in B.C. as an extraprovincial company is to apply for name approval. The name reserved must be the foreign entity’s own name in its current jurisdiction.  If the foreign entity’s own name is not available, the foreign entity may reserve and adopt an assumed name for use in B.C.

Note:  A company formed outside of Canada who has had its name conditionally approved to extraprovincially register to carry on business in BC must submit proof of existence (e.g. certificate of status) certified by the foreign entity’s home jurisdiction. The certificate must be dated within the last year.

Step 2:  Prepare and Submit a Registration Statement

Once the name has been approved and reserved, submit an online Registration Statement through Corporate Online.

Step 3:  Keep Documents as Part of Your Company’s Records

Your company is extra-provincially registered as soon as you have paid.  We will send you the following documents by email:

  • The original Certificate of Registration
  • A certified copy of the Registration Statement
  • A cover sheet that includes the company’s registration number and business number

Keep these documents as part of the company’s records.  You will need the registration number when you file other documents with us.

Business Number – You will need your Business Number when applying for a GST number or other accounts at Canada Revenue Agency or the Ministry of Finance.

Ecompanies Canada offers fast & easy Canada online incorporation and business registration services to foreign companies interested in doing business in Canada.

At Ecompanies Canada we help you step-by-step and take care of the entire business registration process from start to finish. Incorporating a business with us is fast, easy and takes just minutes.

Canada Incorporation Service Fees:

$2000 (All Inclusive).

Our Service Includes:

  • British Columbia Name Search Report
  • British Columbia Registered Agent Service
  • British Columbia Government Fees
  • Taxes
  • ECompanies Service Fees

Register today your foreign company in British Columbia, fast, easy, online.

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