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Corporation Search / Profile or Entity Report Across Canada

We offer the ability to search existing corporations and businesses across Canada for Corporate Searches or Certificates of Status/Compliance/Good Standing, and Articles of Incorporation. We also offer due diligence searches such as bankruptcy, PPSA, bank act and litigation services.

For more information about these options, see the section at the bottom of the page.

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Provides head office address, individual(s) listed for businesses, addresses; may provide business activity.
If you aren't sure of the jurisdiction, select where you believe the business operates and we'll take care of the rest.

Certificate confirming if a corporation is active.



Business Name Registrations completed after Oct 19.2021 specifically for banking purposes

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CORPORATIONS. Same as profile report above but for specific date other than present.



The PPSA Search provides details of any current motor vehicles, equipment, inventory or consumer goods debt held by the corporation.

PPSA Searches For Individuals

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This provides a certificate to confirm if a financial institution has first priority on any debt including goods and equipment.
A federal databank search to obtain a certificate of whether a bankruptcy has or has not been filed against a corporation. We highly recommend if the corporation is in Ontario that a bankruptcy search be included.
A manual search is conducted at the courthouse within the jurisdiction of the corporation to view if a bankruptcy filing has taken place within Ontario.

Litigation Searches

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Corporate Search / Corporation Search / Profile / Entity Profile

Above are the different wordings to reflect the same search request. If you wish to know the current information of a registered or incorporated business, this request will provide the most up to date information for the following:

If you wish to search corporate names or business names across canada, we are able to easily search and provide the results to you. This includes searching Sole Proprietorships, General Partnerships, Trade Names, Federal Corporation, Ontario Corporations, and any corporation or registered business. The corporate profiles are available for both profit and not-for-profit corporations and business registrations across Canada. When requesting an Ontario corporation search, the Province of Ontario now requires each corporation to file an Annual Return to update the corporate record. This will ensure the public record for corporations becomes more up-to-date from October 2021 moving forward.

Each jurisdiction has its own business registry system that provides the specific details to any business entity.

Corporate Search Results provides:

It's requested for a variety of reasons including:

Business Name Registration searches BNR

Ontario introduced the new Ontario Business Registry system as of October 19 2021. Any business registered after this date including Sole Proprietorships, Firm Name for General Partnerships or Business Names For a Corporation, can request a new copy of the original filing by selecting this search. Any registered business prior to October 21, 2021 in Ontario would simply request an “Entity Profile Report” to obtain a copy of the registration information.

Certificate of Status / Status Certificate / Certificate of Compliance / Certificate of Good Standing

The Certificate of Status or Certificate of Compliance or Certificate of Good Standing are different wordings for the same product depending on the jurisdiction in Canada. Typically a one page certificate that verifies if a corporation is active or inactive on the date of request. This certificate is only available for incorporated companies.

This is requested for a variety of reasons including:

Ontario Original Documents for Company

You can request and obtain the original documents filed for a corporation or registered business under the specific parameters as listed below.

Articles of Incorporation

The Articles of Incorporation are the original corporate documents from when the original incorporation was completed. In all jurisdictions across Canada you can request a copy of the original Articles of Incorporations which will include the following information:

Ontario Articles of Incorporation Microfiche Order

In Ontario, the Microfiche will also display any changes to the corporation providing Articles of Amendment where the corporation may have changed it’s corporate name, structure or overall directors parameters such as a minimum of one and maximum of ten directors.

Each corporation within Ontario has its own microfiche record of the Articles of Incorporation. The microfiche for any Ontario incorporation can be retrieved from the Provincial databank within 8 to 15 business days of request. The corporate microfiche not only maintains the Articles of Incorporation but also any other article filings for the corporation such as Articles of Amendment, Articles of Revival, and Articles of Dissolution. The microfiche also maintains any notices of change filed on behalf of the corporation with updates to addresses, directors, officers of the corporation prior to 1995. The Articles of Incorporation are requested mostly when the owners of the business have misplaced their original copy of the documents.

Articles of Amendment

Articles of Amendment are available as a separate request where you believe the corporations filed has changes these types of information:

The corporation can make any combination of these 3 types of information changes within one filing.

Master Business License Reprint

If a registrant has lost a copy of their Master Business License from when it was originally filed, this provides a duplicate of that original registration. This is now available by ordering the "Entity Profile Report".

Point in Time Report

The new Entity Profile Report replaces this. The Point in Time report provides the details of the corporation including the head office address, directors and officers names and addresses at a specific timeframe or specific date. Often this report is requested when an individual wants to see historically who owned and operated a corporation.

Document List

The new Profile Entity replaces the need to order this report on its own. From June 1992, a document List provided a listing of the corporate records filed on behalf of the corporation. This entity profile report now includes a listing of documents filed including all articles, any Notices of Change updating the address, directors or officers of the corporation and any notices of default provided by either the federal or Provincial governments.

Business Names List

The new Entity Profile Report replaces this. The Business Names List provides the name and BIN number of any current Master Business License (operating names) currently held by a corporation.

Document Replica

The Document Replica is requested to obtain a replacement copy of a current Master Business License in Ontario whether the registration is a Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership or Tradename.

BNLP Document list

The new Entity Profile Report replaces this.The BNLP Document List provides all filings attached to a specific Master Business License including the registration, any changes, renewals or cancellations.

Business Names Report

The new Entity Profile Report replaces this.The Business Names Report provided details of a current Master Business Licence including business address, owners, owners address, the date of registration and business activity.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence provides additional information on the corporation or individual director. Whether the business has debts and obligations, if a bank holds any liens for a corporation and if bankruptcy has occurred.

PPSA Search

The PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act) search allows you to search an individual or corporation for any current loans under motor vehicles, equipment, inventory or consumer goods.

Bank Act Certificate (Section 427)

The Bank Act Certificate provides if any financial institution in Canada has first priority on any debt owing including goods and equipment.

Official Receiver (OR Search)

The Official Receiver is a databank held by the Registrar General of Canada and maintains a database of bankruptcy filings of either an individual or a corporation. The certificate will either provide details of the bankruptcy or confirm there are no bankruptcies listed.

Bankruptcy Search (Ontario)

The Bankruptcy Search is a manual search conducted at the local courthouse to the individual or corporation being searched. This will indicate if an individual or corporation has been petitioned for bankruptcy within Ontario.

Litigation Searches

The Litigation Searches are available to search within the local courthouse for either an individual or corporation to see if there are litigation files listed. Litigation searches are ordered to see if an individual or corporation has had issues with previous lenders and creditors. This will provide details whether they are a plaintiff or defendant in any action.

If you have questions about the products to order, please give us a call at 1-800-280-1913 or 416-599-9009.