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As a foreign business entering into the Canadian commercial market, it might appear wise to incorporate your Canadian business operations into a Canadian company. Nevertheless, there are specific challenges associated with such incorporation, that are not necessarily present in other jurisdictions, which require additional actions to be undertaken, including but not limited to the need in the Canadian federal jurisdiction and many provincial jurisdications to have a resident Canadian as a director of the company and having a registered office (and potentially even a registered agent) situated in the particular jurisdiction that the company has been incorporated into.

There is also the need for pre-approval checks that are required when a lawyer is undertaking the incorporation work (or any legal work for that matter) for a foreign client, which is best facilitated by the confirmations provided by legal counsel from one's own native country. This creates additional factors and costs, yet is reflected in the legal work and resultant form of incorporation that is undertaken for foreign business people.

As such, should your foreign enterprise be seeking to undertake the incorporation of a company in Canada and structuring your business arrangements with Canadian legal and regulatory environment, we are capable of providing experienced legal advice in that regard. For further inforamtion, contact us at or 416-887-9702 (Toronto, Ontario) / 403-400-4092 (Calgary, Alberta).

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