(existing corp outside of Canada)
from $149.99 plus fees
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:
Exact matching business name to foreign corporation
Jurisdiction of foreign corporation
Address of foreign corporation
Ontario address for corporation
Chief Officer or manager (optional)
Business activity of corporation within Ontario
Director/officer name and signature
Certificate of Status/compliance/good standing (available thru the corporate division of your state government)
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.