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How To Search An Existing Business Within Canada

When a business is incorporated, registered or trademarked within any jurisdiction within Canada, the government within that jurisdiction maintains a public record of the business which is accessible to anyone who wishes to obtain details of...
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How To Get A Copy Of My Ontario Articles Of Incorporation

The Articles of Incorporation are the legal document that creates a limited liability business within Ontario. Overtime, whether there are changes to the business such as directors, addresses, share structure, the original Articles of Incorporation...
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What are Articles of Incorporation?

What are Articles of Incorporation?  The Articles of Incorporation are a legal document submitted to Provincial, Territorial or federal government within Canada which establishes a business within Canada. This formation of a business structure is...
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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 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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Obtaining A Certificate Of Status/Good Standing/Compliance Within Canada

This certificate is known by three different variations depending on the jurisdiction which it is ordered. Certificate of Status is the most commonly used name but both the Certificate of Good Standing and Certificate...
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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...
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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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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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Searching The History Of An Ontario Corporation

If you wish to obtain the full history of an Ontario corporation, here are the steps to take to complete the history of the corporation from the Articles of Incorporation to today's date.  Step 1 Obtain...

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