Incorporate your Business
Focus on running your business. We’ll incorporate your startup, issue shares, and make every required government filing to get you started.
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"Thank you to the incredible team at coSquare for guiding SAEF through the incorporation process! Our team was eager to complete this important next step for our business, and you made the process so easy."
Focus on your customers, not paperwork
Incorporating and managing your business can be overwhelming. coSquare makes it easy.
An all-in-one platform to start and manage your business.
- Easy Incorporation In Minutes
- Setup Cap Table and Issue Shares
- Appoint Directors and Officers
- Maintain CRA-compliant Minute Book
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Incorporate a Business
Make your idea a reality. It all starts right here.
- Reserve Your Company Name
- Incorporate Your Business
- Create Cap Table & Issue Shares
- Appoint Directors & Officers
- Get a Business Number (BN)
Manage After Incorporating
Easily update your business details from the convenience of your browser.
- Update Company Details
- File Annual Returns & Resolutions
- Issue New Shares & Update Cap Table
- Update Directors & Officers
- Maintain CRA-compliant Minute Book
Investment, Not an Expense
Affordable pricing that reflects your business needs.
Get The Answers To Help You Move Forward
What is Incorporation?
Incorporation means turning your business into a legally and formally recognized company by a Canadian province or a Federal body.
What are the benefits of incorporating a business?
Incorporating a business allows its founders to protect themselves from legal and financial liability, get massive tax benefits, and attract investment capital.
When is the best time to incorporate my business?
The best time to incorporate your business if you are fundraising, applying for grants, getting co-founders, receiving payments from your clients.
What's the difference between provincial and federal incorporation?
Federal incorporation will allow your business to operate and reserve the company name across Canada, while provincial will limit you to a certain province you choose to incorporate in.
How much is a government filing fee to incorporate the business?
In addition to the fees we charge at coSquare, it costs $200 to file federal incorporation, and $13.80 for the name registration.
What is a Minute Book?
It’s a collection of all important company’s records required by investors, auditors, and the government. For example, when you change the director of your company or issue shares, it should be reflected in your minute book.
Why does my business need a Minute Book?
The government mandates all companies to have it on file. It helps you organize all the company records in one place. For example, when you decide to raise capital investors might ask you to provide with your company’s minute book.
What's included in a Minute Book?
The Minute Book includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, resolutions of directors and shareholders, meeting minutes, registers of directors, officers and shareholders, cap table, share certificates, and company agreements.
Who are the directors of a company?
Any incorporated company should have at least 1 director. Directors are appointed by shareholders, and are responsible for managing and supervising the company.
Do I have to provide compensation to directors in my company?
You don't have to pay your directors or issue any shares to them, unless you decide to.
I don't have Canadian citizenship or PR, can you still help me incorporate my venture?
Yes, we can still register your business in Canada. We helped many foreign entrepreneurs to start a company in Canada, please contact us to learn more.
What’s included with the professional business support offered by coSquare?
We understand that it takes more than incorporation for your business to take off. Our professional business consultations cover areas such finding a product market fit, UX/UI design, building a technology, fundraising, and marketing. You can use your credits throughout the year as your business evolves.