Changes to the corporate name proposal process are now in effect

Further to the email we sent you on July 14, 2023, we are informing you that the changes to the corporate name proposal process are now in effect. We have further integrated the Nuans name search report with our Online Filing Centre (OFC) in an ongoing effort to improve client service. Going forward, clients filing under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) and the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) who need to obtain a name search report for services that require a name approval (listed below) must purchase it through the OFC.

Nuans name search reports bought in the last 90 days will not be accepted. Clients may contact Corporations Canada for support. Going forward, clients have to use the new process with the integrated name search for the services listed below.

The Nuans name search application is now integrated with the following transactions that require a name approval and/or allow the use of a corporate name preapproval:

  • Corporations incorporated under the CBCA or NFP Act:
    • Incorporation;
    • Corporate name preapproval.
  • Corporations incorporated under the CBCA:
    • Amendment;
    • Import continuance;
    • Amalgamation.

Learn more about Naming a corporation.

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