How do I find information on a business in Canada?

Some public information on a corporation, such as the registered office address, the names and addresses of directors and its governing legislation, is published on the Corporations Canada’s online database. To access the information on a specific corporation, use the Search for a Federal Corporation tool.

How do I find a company’s BN?

You can find your BN by logging into the CRA My Business Account.

Can you find out who owns a corporation in Ontario?

We are often asked to search an individual within a jurisdiction to see what business or businesses the individual owns. Unfortunately, none of the Provincial databanks holds the records of the businesses by cross referencing who owns them. You CANNOT SEARCH AN INDIVIDUAL to gain what businesses they own.

What is an Ontario numbered company?

A numbered company is a corporation given a generic name based on its sequentially assigned registration number. For instance, an entity incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and assigned the corporation number 1234567 would be entitled to register “1234567 Canada Inc.” as its legal name.

How do you find out who the shareholders are in a company?

The confirmation statement for any company is publically available on the companies house and can be used to identify the shareholders of any UK company.

Is a BN and HST number the same?

A GST/HST account number is part of a business number (BN).

How do I find my BN number?

The BN number should be available to the corporate address you provided when you incorporated and it typically takes 4 to 6 business days to receive the BN number from the Canada Revenue Agency by mail, or available by phone within 2 business days.

How do you find out the owner of a corporation?

Visit your state’s website. Enter the corporation’s name into the state’s complimentary business registration database, also searchable by registration number. View registration information for the corporation. State records show the name and address of the business owner as well as the name of the registered agent.

What is the benefit of a numbered company?

Numbered companies are always less expensive to incorporate. Numbered companies are cheaper because they do not require the additional NUANS search. They also require less time from your legal professional. This occurs since, no one must make name selections nor perform search reviews.

How to find out who owns a business in Canada?

How to find out who owns a business? When a business is either registered or incorporated anywhere in Canada, a public databank is maintained within each Province across Canada with specific details for each business including who owns the business, correct legal name of business, business address, and at times the business activity.

What is foreign ownership of Canadian companies?

Foreign ownership (or ‘foreign affiliates’) of Canadian companies has long been a controversial political issue in Canada. Concerns regarding the issue generally regard ownership of previously ‘Canadian’ assets by foreign entities, though the exact definition of ‘foreign-owned’ is subject of debate.

Can a Canadian citizen be a director of a corporation?

Canadian residency Ordinarily, at least 25 percent of the directors of a corporation must be resident Canadians. If a corporation has fewer than four directors, however, at least one of them must be a resident Canadian.

Who is Ontario Business Central Inc?

Laura Harvey Laura Harvey is an entrepreneur herself as the owner of Ontario Business Central Inc. Her passion has always been about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and advancement within Canada. Laura authors in-depth blogs for Ontario Business Central assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to start, manage and grow their businesses.