obtaining a corporate profile report

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 and corporate number
  • Incorporation date
  • Business address and mailing address
  • Directors and officers names and addresses
  • The start date for each director and officers
  • Corporate name changes
  • Current status of the corporation

Because all of this information is held in a public databank, anyone can request this search and can receive this information, regardless if they are associated with the corporation or not. The Province does not maintain a record of who orders the search on the corporation. Your request for the Corporate Profile Report is private.

How quickly can you receive your Ontario Profile Report?

Profile Reports are obtained very quickly, generally within minutes of placing the order, if the order is submitted before 3 pm. The document is obtained and sent electronically by email in PDF format.

You can use the link below to order an Ontario Profile Report:

ONTARIO PROFILE REPORT

Is the information accurate?

The corporate profile report is based on the information provided by the owners of the business to the Province of Ontario. As the business changes such as directors, officers, business and personal addresses, the owners of the business are to update their corporate record. The Profile Report provides the most recent information provided by the owners to the Province.

If you are a director or officer of a corporation with outdated information on file, you can file a Notice of Change to update this information.

Ontario Business Central can assist with updating your Ontario corporate information on a same-day basis through the link below:

FILE AN ONTARIO NOTICE OF CHANGE

How long is the information in a Profile Report valid?

Any information contained in an Ontario Profile Report is valid as of the day the report is ordered. The corporation may file a Notice of Change to the information anytime after the report has been ordered, changing the information within the report.

Does the Profile Report show any shareholder information?

The Profile Report will show all of the public information for a corporation. All shareholder information is private information and cannot be obtained through any type of search. The directors and officers of a corporation are generally also the shareholders, but this is not always the case.

Can I still obtain a Profile Report if the corporation is dissolved or cancelled?

When an Ontario corporation is cancelled or dissolved, a Profile Report can still be obtained. In these cases, the Profile Report will show the last information on file for the corporation when it was cancelled or dissolved.

To order an Ontario Profile Report, you can use the link below:

ONTARIO PROFILE REPORT

There are a number of different corporate searches that are available to you, depending on which type of information you’re looking for. Listed below are common searches:

If you have any questions about the different types of searches available, you can contact us to get more information about what each search would provide.

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Ontario Business Central Inc. is not a law firm and cannot provide a legal opinion or advice. This information is to assist you in understanding the requirements of registration within the chosen jurisdiction. It is always recommended, when you have legal or accounting questions that you speak to a qualified professional.