About us

Corporations Canada helps Canadians incorporate businesses, not-for-profit corporations and other corporate entities according to Canada's federal laws and regulations.

The mandate of Corporations Canada is to provide a regulatory climate that maintains order and fairness in the corporate law arena. This ensures greater certainty in the marketplace and creates a business environment that is supportive of innovation and economic growth, while providing protection to individual Canadians.

Corporations Canada's mission is to contribute to a positive business climate in Canada by:

  • Maintaining and administering a modern corporate law framework
  • Delivering timely, innovative, client-oriented products and services

Corporations Canada oversees the creation and compliance of federal corporations under:

As well, it administrates:

It also issues official documents under the Great Seal of Canada.

Corporations Canada is aware of the public's concern around the rising cases of scams and other suspicious activities worldwide. Learn more on how you can ensure the integrity and reliability of your public corporate information and find out what identity and access management measures are in place. See Corporations Canada's alerts to find out about current scam cases and what you can do to help report cases in the future.

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