Our articles on searching an existing business can help you get the information you need quickly and accurately. There are several quick tips we offer to help.

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Certificate of Status

A Certificate of Status is a 1 page document that confirms whether a corporation as active on the date the certificate is issued. There are a number of reasons why you may require this certificate...
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Obtaining an Ontario Profile Report for a Corporation Has Never Been Easier!

An Ontario Profile Report provides the most current information on file for an Ontario corporation. The information contained in the report is all public information for a corporation and includes: Legal name of the business...
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How to Search Who Owns a Business?

When you want to find who owns a business, you can search the corporate records for the business whether its an incorporated company, Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Partnership or trade name. Where to look? If the...
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How to Get A Certificate Of Status

There are several instances where you may need to obtain a Certificate of Status for your corporation. This one-page document serves as confirmation that the corporation is active, as of the day the certificate...
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Can I get a copy of my Certificate of Incorporation in Ontario?

Yes, the Province of Ontario maintains a copy of your original Articles of Incorporation, which includes the Certificate of Incorporation as part of the legal document. The process in Ontario has changed recently and the...
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Ontario Corporation Search

Completing a corporation search in Ontario provides the most detailed, current information on an existing corporation. The information provided in the search results is as follows Correct legal name of the business Business address The mailing address for...
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How to Obtain a Copy of a Not For Profit Company in Ontario

We often have clients call, who started their Not For Profit incorporated business a number of years ago. And, after the organization has been passed many times over by many individuals, the original Letters...
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How to find out who owns a business?

When a business is either registered or incorporated anywhere in Canada, a public databank is maintained within each Province across Canada with specific details for each business including who owns the business, correct legal...
What is a PPSA Search

What is a PPSA Search?

PPSA or Personal Property Security Act is a databank which contains certain loan or lien information regarding individuals or corporations. For example, if an individual takes a loan on a vehicle that has either been...
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How Do I Search An Existing Business?

If you wish to search an existing business anywhere within Canada, you can obtain a corporate profile report for the business within the jurisdiction is has been incorporated or registered within. The information that is...

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