A profile report is a document that provides detailed information about a registered business, corporation or organization in Canada. Profile reports may be used for a variety of purposes, such as determining who owns a business or who the current directors of a corporation or Not For Profit Organization are, the registered address, how long the business has existed and business activity. Often profile reports are requested by individuals involved in the business to ensure their business or corporate record is up-to-date, others seek this information to ensure they are contracting with a legitimate business and sometimes the documentation is used for civil litigation.
Profile reports are available within the provincial databases within the jurisdiction where a business is incorporated or registered. Some businesses incorporate federally and the information is listed with the federal government instead of a provincial one.
To make sure you are ordering the correct report, other words associated with a corporation profile report are as follows:
- Corporate search
- Entity search
- Company search
- Corporate profile report
- Business profile report
- Profile report
How to order a Corporation Profile Report?
It’s very easy to complete a corporation profile report request with us.
Provide us with:
- Name of Business
- Jurisdiction where you believe the business operates
VIEW OF OUR WEBSITE PAGE FOR ORDERING
What happens once the corporation profile is ordered?
We will search the business or corporation name to ensure we have the exact match name within the jurisdiction as requested. If either the business name or jurisdiction appear to be incorrect, our office will email you with similar named businesses for you to select from within the jurisdiction you have provided.
What are the fees to order a corporate profile?
Our fee is $49.00
How long does it take to get information?
Zero to 30 Minutes!
You can order yourself and have the information downloaded in seconds or you can have our staff assist you and complete the request by emailing within 30 minutes.
How Accurate is the Information?
The information is accurate as to the details provided the prior day.
If any changes occur such as an address change for the business, the owners, directors or officers of the business or activity of the business, it is the responsibility of the owners of the business to update information held with the provincial or federal corporate registry. Often, updates do not happen although many provinces have now regulated mandatory updates such as Annual Returns for both profit and not for profit corporations with provincial and federal governments. Corporations must now file an Annual Return to provide any changes the corporation has had on its anniversary month of incorporation to maintain good standing within the home jurisdiction.
Can I do other corporate searches at the same time?
Yes, on the same ordering page, there are a number of searches you can request at the same time in the same order. They include the following:
- Certificate of Status/Good Standing/Compliance
- Copy of Articles of Incorporation
- US Corporate Searches
- Ontario Business Name Search BNR
- Ontario Point In Time Report (same as corporation profile as of a certain date)
- Certificate of No Match
- BN number lookup for corporation
- Due Diligence searches – ppsa, bankruptcy, OR, Bankact
- Litigation searches for civil litigation filings
Can I search for an individual to find a business?
No, a corporation profile report does have a cross reference from a personal name to a business. You will need to have the business name for us to complete this search.
How can I search an individual for a business owned?
There are alternative searches that you can complete with us that may show a connection between an individual and the business they operate. We recommend completing a PPSA search or litigation search within the jurisdiction the person lives.
Ontario Business Central has been in business for 30 years and has been assisting individuals to search existing businesses.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our friendly staff by phone or chat.