Obtaining a Certificate of Status/good standing/compliance

Certificate of Status

A Certificate of Status allows you to verify the operational status of any corporation across Canada. This certificate indicates whether an existing corporation is in good standing with the Provincial government, the location where the corporation resides and if the corporation is in good standing with Revenue Canada (is up to date on its corporate tax filings). The Certificate of Status typically has three different classifications, which are “active”, “dissolved” or “in default”.

Why is a Certificate of Status required?

Please note that Ontario Business Central will not be able to process certificates of status requests for the following types of organizations:

Allow Ontario Business Central to help you obtain a Certificate of Status on your behalf.

If we can be of assistance, or if you have any questions about this service, please feel free to reach out to our staff for any clarification or assistance you may require.

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.

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