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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.
Taxation
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
Legislation
Modern Corporate law.
Standard currency
Canadian dollar
Time to form
2 working days (upon validation of your identification documents)*
Stability
Stable jurisdiction with very good reputation.
Communication
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.
Documents Required
for the Creation of the Company
A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport, a certified copy of proof of domicile dated less than three months, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**






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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.
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  • 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.


Our Client Reviews

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Overall Rating
96% Customer satisfaction rate, testimonials verified by Feefo.com
23-Aug-2015
Service was as promised, account manager was extremely helpful and even when we had to adjust due to my tight travel schedule everything was solved quickly and professionally. If it can be improved then only on initial required information, documents and timeline info from beginning of the process. So make sure you double check and have all required info ready, especially regarding bank accounts and it will be fine. Thanks SFM
17-Aug-2015
The company registration was seamless and the staff is really dedicated and committed to my needs. They advised me on the best way to succeed.
05-Aug-2015
I was supriseed how professional they are. They found agent who speeks my native language so communication could be faster.
05-Aug-2015
Maybe i am not a good referee, since it was first time I have opened offshore company with an account so i really do not have anybody to compare with. However I chose SFM since they have a wide amount of services in wide amount of locations, also they passed the background check for beeing established for a while and having a lot of offices worldwide.

They are great because they get things done, and they can do a lot of things

They are awesome because they are most trustworthy in the industry, which is priceless.

They are awful because you have to be patient (maybe it is an industry standard), but on a bad exchanges you can wait 3 days for their answer, or stuff that should take one week takes three, you need to chase them sometimes.

However you have to have a clear idea what you want and what you need, they are not advisors, and if you ask something that you will realize you need completely different thing it might takes months to amend

PS I am a happy client and I would use them again, just forget ASAP projects :)
29-Jul-2015
I was very pleased with the seriousness and the swift services and assistance of the personal of SFM Offshore
Thanks a lot to all of them.
23-Jul-2015
Once initiated, the procedure proved easy and the person in charge did ensure a very satisfactory follow-up.

We will undoubtedly use again and recommend the services of SFM Corporate .

Special thanks to Karen Simon who handled the whole project.
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