Articles of Amendment to Change an existing Corporate Name or Structure

If you wish to change the name of your existing corporation, the structure, or the parameters for the minimum and maximum number of directors, the process is very simple to complete. Articles of Amendment provide the ability to make changes to an existing corporation including amending a corporate name, structure or parameters of director numbers for either a profit or not for profit corporation.

Ontario Business Central assists you to facilitate preparing and submitting the Articles of Amendment in an easy to use online platform for both Ontario and Federal incorporations.

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Please select which type of corporation you would like to make the change to. The online submission will take 3 to 5 minutes and we are here to help if you have any questions.

Ontario Corporate Amendment

Change Corporate Name / Structure / Min/Max Directors

ONTARIO PROFIT CORPORATE AMENDMENT

Ontario Supplementary Letters Patent

Change Corporate Name / Object Clauses
Not for Profit/Charitable Organizations

ONTARIO NOT FOR PROFIT CHARITABLE CORPORATE AMENDMENT - SUPPLEMENTARY LETTERS PATENT

Federal Corporate Amendment

Change Corporate Name / Structure / Min/Max Directors / Head Office Location

FEDERAL FOR PROFIT CORPORATE AMENDMENT

Having an incorporated business, allows you the ability to make any change you wish for your existing corporation.

Ontario Articles of Amendment

What Change Do You Want To Make?

  • Corporate Name
  • Share structure of the corporation
  • Minimum and maximum number of directors

To file Ontario Articles of Amendment, a manual filing with the Province is required with an original signature from a director. Most recently, the Province has provided the accessibility for the signatures to be in digital format for submission to their office.

We make this process very simple. When using our online submission the ordering process takes 3-5 minutes. You will provide the specifics to what is being amending from the original Articles of Incorporation. We will prepare the manual Articles of Amendment and send them to you for review and approval. When you have confirmed by email and approved the Articles of Amendment, you simply sign/scan and email/mail/courier the Articles of Amendment to our office for same day filing. We are conveniently located next door to the Ministry of Government Services.

If you are changing the corporate name, a Nuans report is mandatory and available as an option within your ordering process.

After filing the Articles on a same day basis, we will scan and email the filed Articles of Amendment and mail the originals to you.

What Information is Required?
  1. Name of the Corporation
  2. Corporation Number (if not known we can look up)
  3. Name of a current director authorizing changes to the corporation
  4. Changes you are looking to make (Name, structure or min/max directors)
  5. Address for delivery of originals

When confirming details, we would also like a scanned/faxed copy of the original letters patent sent by email to our office.

COST

Our fees are $99.99 with additional fees depending on what change you require. The ordering page provides a full breakdown of options and fees depending on your specific circumstance.

The government filing fee is $150.00

TIMEFRAME

The Articles of Amendment are filed manually. When your order is received, we prepare the documents and email them to you for approval according to the details you have provided. The documents are required to be signed by a director of the corporation and mailed/couriered back to us with original signatures on the documents. The documents are then filed with the Province of Ontario on a same day basis and completed.

We will do the following:

  • Prepare the documents according to your instructions
  • When a name change is requested, we will search and complete an Ontario NUANS report for the name change filing
  • Send the prepared documents to you by email for review, acceptance and request the mandatory original signatures from a director to be completed and mailed/couriered to our office
  • File the documents in person with the Province of Ontario
  • Act as a liaison between you and the Provincial Examiner managing your filing
  • Upon completion of the Articles of Amendment, the documents will be emailed with the originals being mailed to you.

Ontario Not For Profit/Charitable Supplementary Letters Patent

What Change Do You Want To Make?

  • Corporate Name
  • Object clauses for a Not for Profit/Charitable organization
  • Move from a Not For Profit to a Charitable Organization
Details of Filing

Supplementary Letters Patent are documents specific to making changes to an existing Not for Profit/Charitable Corporation in Ontario. These are the reasons why individuals file Supplementary Letters Patent:

  • Change the Name of the Corporation
  • Change the object clauses
  • Change from a Not for Profit to a Charitable organization

To make any of the listed changes to your existing Ontario Not For Profit or Charitable organization, a manual filing called the Form 3 is required. The documents are to be completed in duplicate and original signatures are required by 2 current directors of the Corporation.

What Information is Required?
  • Name of the Corporation
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Date the resolution authorizing this application was confirmed by the shareholders/members of the corporation: (Y/M/D)
  • Are you currently NFP and changing to Charitable?
  • What change are you looking to make? Name change, objects?

When confirming details, we would also like a scanned/faxed copy of the original letters patent by email for our office.

COST

Our fees are $99.99 with additional fees, depending on what changes you require. The ordering page provides a full breakdown of options and fees, depending on your specific circumstance.

The government filing fee is $130.00

The government fee is an additional $150.00 when you are switching from a Not For Profit to Charitable organization.

TIMEFRAME

When the Supplementary Letters Patent has been submitted to the Province for review, the minimum amount of time is 35 business days. If you are changing to a Charitable Organization, there is an additional 4 weeks time delay.

We will do the following:

  • Prepare the documents according to your instructions
  • Search and complete an Ontario NUANS report when the change is to amend your corporate name
  • Send the prepared documents to you by email for review, acceptance and original signatures/scanned signatures
  • File in person the documents with the Province of Ontario
  • Act as a liaison between you and the Provincial Examiner managing your filing
  • Upon completion of the documents, the originals will be mailed and you will also receive an email copy.

When the Supplementary Letters Patent have been approved and accepted by the Province, you will receive back one copy of the completed documents and the Province will maintain the other copy of the documentation and add this to your corporate record. You will want to provide a copy to the organization’s financial institution, Revenue Canada, and any other governing body you may be affiliated with.

Federal Articles of Amendment

What Change Do You Want To Make?

  • Corporate Name
  • Share structure of the corporation
  • Minimum and maximum number of directors
  • Move corporate head office address to a new Province in Canada
Details of Filing

To file Articles of Amendment in Canada (Federally), an electronic filing is available with the Federal Government.

This allows for the amendment to take place without requiring original signatures from the directors of the corporation.

The process has never been easier. By going through our online ordering process (2-5 minutes), you will provide the specifics to what you are amending. We will prepare the documents and send them to you by email for your review and approval. No original signature is required, simply confirmation that we can proceed. We submit on your behalf and the completed documents are usually available within 1 business day.

If you are changing the corporate name, a Nuans report is mandatory and available as an option within your ordering process.

What Information is Required?
  • Name of the Corporation
  • Corporation Number (if not known we can look up)
  • Name and phone number of authorizing director
  • Changes you are looking to make (name, structure, min/max directors or Province head office is located)
COST

Our fees are $99.99 with additional fees depending on what change you require. The ordering page provides a full breakdown of options and fees depending on your specific circumstance.

The government filing fee is $200.00

TIMEFRAME

The time frame for completion once your order has been submitted is 2 business days.

We will do the following:

  • Prepare the documents according to your instructions
  • When a name change is requested, we will search and complete a NUANS report for the name change filing
  • Send the prepared documents to you by email for review, acceptance and request the mandatory original signatures from a directors to be completed and mailed/emailed to our office/li>
  • File in person the documents with the government
  • Act as a liaison between you and the government Examiner managing your filing
  • Upon completion of the Articles of Amendment, the documents will be emailed with the originals being mailed to you.

Ontario Business Central has helped thousands of clients to easily make the necessary changes to their existing corporations. Overtime, as your business grows and evolves, the original Incorporation documents may require changes to reflect the current model for the Incorporation. We recommend, when the changes have been made to provide the Articles of Amendment or Supplementary Letters Patent to your financial institution, professional team and, when a name change is required, to Revenue Canada as well.

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COMPLETION OF ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

Once the Articles of Amendment have been completed, if you have changed the name of the corporation, it is recommended for you to notify your bank, Revenue Canada and obtain new cheques/signage/business cards etc.

We accept payment by either Visa,MasterCard, AMEX, Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit.

 

 

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