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An Extra Provincial Licence (EPL) is available to foreign corporations (outside of Canada) that wish to obtain a business presence within the Province of Ontario.  This is required when a physical address is/has been established by the foreign corporation within the Ontario Jurisdiction.

The filing does not require the directors of the foreign corporation to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.  An individual is required to be an 'Agent For Service'.  This individual is required to be an individual who resides in Ontario and is 18 years or older or has a separate Ontario corporation.
Once the filing is completed, you may operate the Ontario corporation, open a bank account, obtain cheques, apply for HST etc.

What is required from you:

  1. Exact matching business name to foreign corporation
  2. Jurisdiction of foreign corporation
  3. Address of foreign corporation
  4. Ontario address for corporation
  5. Chief Officer or manager (optional)
  6. Business activity of corporation within Ontario
  7. Director/officer name and signature
  8. Certificate of Status/compliance/good standing (available thru the corporate division of your state government)
  9. Agent for service in Ontario - name/Ontario address/signature or corporation/Ontario address/signature

What does Ontario Business Central provide?

  • Preparation of Extra Provincial Licence documents according to your details
  • Ontario Nuans report (7 page report listing any similar business name)
  • Manual filing of the Documents with the Province of Ontario
  • Communications with the Provincial examiner regarding your filing.
  • Completion of filing email/mailing of documents
  • Prepare and file the agent for service


Create Your Extra Provincial Licence Package
processing time is 10 business days



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NOTE: The corporate seal is mandatory from home jurisdiction to stamp the Application for Extra-Provincial Licence

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Government Fee

Shipping & Set Fees

Preparation of Documents
Manual Filing With the Province of Ontario
Government Fee
13% Tax:


Other services offered by Ontario Business Central include Incorporation in Ontario, Nuans Search and Report, and Not for Profit Incorporation Ontario.




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