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As part of SFM’s continued support to businesses affected by COVID-19, we are offering an exclusive 30% discount to all new Canada company incorporations. Discount is effective until 31 December 2021. Please consult our price page for more details.

Canada (Quebec) Company Registration

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Steps to company formation - Canada (Quebec)
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.

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Canada Company
Good to Know
A Quebec Corporation is a prestigious entity for starting your business and setting up regional headquarters in Canada. It will benefit from a substantial tax regime for new investments, tax holidays for foreign investors and entrepreneurs, and from an access to the North American market.
Main Characteristics
Company type
Limited Company
Governing corporate legislation
Canadian companies are regulated under the federal business law in Canada which is the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) or under any Provincial Corporations Act.
Information published relating to company officers
Upon registration of the company, the name of the Directors and Shareholders will appear on public record (available on the internet)
Accounting requirement
No accounting filing requirements as long as the company is considered a non resident company.
Companies that are not resident will not be subject to the taxation of their revenue by Canada.
While the company may not be liable to pay taxes, please consult with a tax/legal advisor in your country of residence, to determine your own tax liability
Modern Corporate law.
Standard currency
Canadian dollar
Time to form
2 working days*
Stable jurisdiction with very good reputation.
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT-4
Secretary required
Not applicable
Paid up capital requirement
Minimum share capital: 1 Canadian dollar.
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal System
Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director/shareholder
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.

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24 February 2019
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* Subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this webpage shall be construed as a contractual commitment or as a warranty. Services conditions are governed by the applicable terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Company Formation in Canada (Quebec)
  • Where in Canada do you setup companies?
    We register companies in Quebec City which has an efficient and fast registry.
  • Is a Canadian company tax liable?
    Not if the company is considered non-resident. Each Canadian company must periodically declare whether it has been resident in Canada or not for the relevant period.

    A Canada company is not to be regarded as resident solely by virtue of being registered in Canada – it must be effectively managed or controlled from the Canada or perform activities locally.

    In the case any activity is performed in relation to Canada, it is recommended to assess the company’s situation with a Canadian Tax Accountant.
  • Do I need to appoint an auditor on the company?
    Not if the company doesn't reach a treshold of 50 million CAD turnover.
  • Will my name be disclosed once I setup a company in Canada?
    Yes, the officers of the company will appear in Quebec's registry of companies.
  • Is it easy to open a bank account for a Canadian company?
    Yes, it is easier than pure offshore companies, Canada being white listed by the OCDE.
  • What are the rules for choosing a company name in Canada?
    The rules for the granting of names under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) and the Canada Corporations Act (CCA) are almost the same.

    Essentially, an applicant cannot have a name that
    • lacks distinctiveness
    • is likely to cause confusion with other businesses
    • is likely to mislead the public
    • is reserved for another business
    • is obscene, or
    • has an unacceptable French or English form
  • What is the paid up capital for a Canadian company?
    It is 1 CAD.
  • Do I need to travel to Canada at any stage to form a company there?
    No, everything can be processed remotely.

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They always kept me noted for any development. They assisted me fully with any additional requirements I had or any questions that arouse during the whole process.
I needed very quick response while my contact officer was on vacation and Ms. Alejandra Esmoris stepped in immediately and helped me. I am very, very satisfied with service that I had and Ms. Alejandra's quick and professional response.
Ce service a été excellent à plusieurs égards.
Pour moi, la confiance est un élément fondamental et cela est le fruit d’un pari initial puis de signaux venant confirmer, ou pas, la pertinence d’un choix.
À chaque moment clé, Myriam a su envoyer ces signaux.
Au delà de la confiance, un rapport humain dans un contexte business est très important à mes yeux. Lors de nos échanges, j’ai à chaque fois pu voir à la fois la grande professionnelle au service du client mais aussi un être humain qui avait plusieurs dimensions de tête et de cœur. C’est important de ne pas être en face d’un robot !
De façon à être constructif, je ferai une ou deux remarques pour améliorer le service: lors de mon entretien téléphonique avec la banque j’aurai aimé recevoir avant un petit briefing pour le préparer au contenu de l’entretien et maximiser les chances de le réussir. Ensuite, j’aurais aimé être informé à l´avance qu’il y avait deux cartes de débit, une que la banque propose et une que SFM propose. Ceci m’aurai permi d’opter des le début pour la meilleure option.

Faire ce parcourt est une succession de prises d’informations et de prises de décisions. Ce qui a retardé le processus au début, c’est le temps et les efforts nécessaires à vérifier que SFM était une vraie société et non pas une arnaque. Cela a prit deux mois ! Mais une fois ceci accomplit, le reste de la procédure à toujours été facile et agréable, en particulier grâce au professionnalisme et à l’humamanite de Myriam, dont je loue et recommande l’excellence.

Bonne continuation !
Excelente atendimento, equipe profissional e competente, deu todo o suporte e segurança para abertura da empresa de forma profissional. Parabéns a todos os envolvidos.
Madame Farahoui excellente relationship
Rapidité et efficacité du service.
Oui, Si besoin je ferai à nouveau appel aux services de SFM
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