Services, fees and processing times – Canada Business Corporations Act

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, applications submitted by mail will take longer than usual to process. Please file online for the quickest service. For services not available online, email your application to Corporations Canada at ic.corporationscanada.ic@canada.ca.

New express service available

We now offer an express service for a number of business corporation services. It costs $100 plus the regular service fee, and the service standard is 4 business hours (online) and 1 business day (by email or mail).

Services, fees and processing times
Service Fee Processing time
(business days or hours)

Most requested

Annual return

Online

$12

1 day

Email or mail

$40

10 days

Incorporation

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

All other services

Amalgamation

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Amendment of articles
(free to change the province of registered office or number of directors online)

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Arrangement

Email or mail

$500

5 days

Cancellation or corrected certificate
(free when the error is made by Corporations Canada)

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Certificate of compliance or certificate of existence

Online

$10

1 day

Email or mail

$20

10 days

Continuance (import)

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Copies of documents (certified)

Email or mail

$40 per document

10 days

Copies of documents (uncertified)

Online

Free

1 day

Email or mail

$5 per document

10 days

Exemption

Online, email or mail

$250

30 days

Letter of satisfaction for continuance (export) to another legislation

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Restated articles

Email or mail

$100

10 days

Revival of a dissolved corporation

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Express email or mail

+ $100

1 day

Revocation of an intent to dissolve

Online

$50

1 day

Email or mail

$100

10 days

Free services
Service Processing time
(business days)
Online Email or mail

Add an English or French version of a corporate name, or change a name as directed by Corporations Canada

Not available

10 days

Amend articles to only change minimum and maximum number of directors

1 day

10 days / Fees apply

Changes regarding directors

1 day

10 days

Amend articles to only change province or territory of registered office address

1 day

10 days / Fees apply

Change registered office address

1 day

10 days

Change additional address associated with a corporation

1 day

10 days

Copies of documents (uncertified)

1 day

Fees apply

Correction or cancellation if the error is made by Corporations Canada

Not available

10 days

Discontinuance (not a Letter of Satisfaction)

Not available

10 days

Dissolution

1 day

10 days

Intent to dissolve

1 day

10 days

Filing financial statements

1 day

10 days

Filing proxy circulars and related documents

1 day

10 days

Pre-approval of a corporate name

1 day

10 days

Pre-approval of schedules for the Online Filing Centre

10 days

Not available

Note

  1. Fees may be paid by accepted credit card, accepted debit card, or cheque payable to the Receiver General for Canada, depending on the method of filing an application (online, email or mail).
  2. Information on how to file a CBCA applicationwith Corporations Canada.
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