Ontario Corporation Number Registration

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Form 2 Initial Notice/Notice of Change

Form 2 Initial Notice  
Form 2 Notice of Change  
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The Initial Notice and Notice of Change are the same form. The difference between the two is whether it is a first time filing (Initial Notice) or subsequent filing (Notice of Change).

When you have an existing corporation outside of the Province of Ontario and you are setting up a physical business location within Ontario, you are required to file the Form 2 within 60 days of bringing your corporation into Ontario. This is called the Initial Notice. Once filed, you will receive an Ontario corporation number that establishes the corporations present within Ontario for the Provincial Government.

If you have already filed an Initial Notice and obtained an Ontario corporation number but have made a change to the corporation as example, the physical location of the business within Ontario or within the home jurisdiction you are to notify the Provincial Government by filing the Notice of Change within 15 days of that change.

Name and Office Address of the Chief Officer/Manager in Ontario

The chief officer/manager in Ontario is optional. If you have a staff member in Ontario who you want to represent the corporation, you may provide that individuals information including last name, first name and initial with the full address for that individual.

Name and Office Address of Agent for Service in Ontario

If the corporation is incorporated outside of Canada, an agent for service is required.
If the requirement for an agent for service is not applicable, place an X in the box provided.
If Item 14 is applicable, indicate if the agent is an individual or a corporation with its registered office address in Ontario. If the agent is an individual, complete section (a) his/her last name, first name, middle name/initials and section (c) full address.

If the agent is a corporation, complete section (b) the Ontario Corporation Number and the full Corporation name, including punctuation and spacing, and section (c) full address.

Please Note: For a foreign corporation, (business corporation incorporated or continued under the laws of a jurdisdiction outside of Canada), to change information about an Agent for Service, a completed Form 2, Revised Appointment of Agent for Service under the Extra-Provincial Corporations Act (Ontario) must accompany the document you are presently completing.

Not-for-Profit corporations incorporated outside of Canada do not require an Agent for Service and therefore a Revised Appointment of Agent for Service is not required for these corporations.

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Providing Certificate pages for the corporation from your home jurisdiction

When filing the Initial Notice and Notice of Change within Ontairo, the Provincial government requires a copy of the certificate page from the Articles of Incorporation. When a name change has occurred, a copy of the Articles of Amendment must also be provided. The Provincial Government wants to ensure that the businesses requesting to come into Ontario are legally incorporating in their home jurisdiction and that the name provided for the corporation is the correct legal name.

Processing times

Initial Notice

Once the information is received we will process the documentation manually and file with the government. The process takes 3-4 business days and we will receive your Ontario corporate number from the Provincial Government and forward it to you. Please maintain this addition to your corporate records.

Notice of Change

The process of filing the Notice of Change is also manually with the Provincial Government. We will send you a copy of the prepared Notice Of Change within 3-4 business days as well as our confirmation that the filing has been completed by our staff. Unfortunately, the Provincial Government does not provide a confirmation to us of the completion of the filing. It is recommended that after 6 weeks, you request a corporate profile report of your corporation. The report will provide the most recent information for the corporation. This can also be ordered through our website.

Other services offered by Ontario Business Central include: Non Profit Business Registration, Business Name Change Services & Business Address Change Services, Incorporation, Nuans Search, and more.





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