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30% Discount
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.
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*
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.






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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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4.7 out of 5 stars customer rating
Overall Rating
96% Customer satisfaction rate, testimonials verified by Feefo.com
12-Jan-2015
The services of SFM offshore where very satisfactory. I have used their service to set up acompany in the Seychelle and its bank account in Mauritius .SFM has always been very proactive and opened both my company and bank accounts in acceptable deadlines. I can only recommend to work with them because they have always been fair, polite and responsive and most importantly, delivered what I paid for.
Sassan Alizadeh, Stockholm.
12-Jan-2015
Excellent choice
12-Jan-2015
When I initially took on SFM, I though the process would take 2-3 days, this was quoted in their website for registration in BVI. I started the ball rolling on the 15th of April and it is only recently that I have been told the Registration is complete. A lot of this due to my working abroad and my wife also being a director, which has delayed document signings and submission.

There was a lot of documentation to sign and provide. When I thought it was all done I was presented with more paper work. I find it very hard to believe that to form a company in a few days is possible in the best of circumstance.

However my company is now formed and I have a bank account with a bank recommended by SFM. They leave quite a bit to be desired, but then that is internet banking.

I think your selection of 4 catagories is not good as I would not say they were 'Poor' but I would also not describe them as 'Good' either. A ranking of 1 -10 would be a farer way of evaluation simplistically, in that case I would give them a 6 out of 10
14-Dec-2014
The offshore registration transaction was pretty straight forward. What should have been a similarly simple follow up bank account setup became a convoluted process bogged down by compliance red tap. SFM persevered through months of paper work to get the job done. Really quite impressed.
03-Dec-2014
They are very professional and efficient I can recommend them to foreign professionals.
11-Nov-2014
Tout s'est bien déroulé avec SFM. Ma société et mon compte ont été ouverts dans les délais annoncées sur leur site et mon interlocuteur a toujours été dispo donc AAA. merci.
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