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Canada Business Credit Report Services
Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved international risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert up-to-date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world.
Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence.
The local International Business Credit Report Partners are able to:sp
Assess local businesses trading activities.
Update information immediately if there are any changes.
Give accurate feedback based on the local economies.
Communicate effectively with businesses as they share the same time zones.
Herewith details of our business credit reporting service in Canada:
Location of company credit check service office(s) in Canada
Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto
Number of Canada Business Credit Reporting staff?
How long have you been operating a Canada business credit reporting service?
Over 50 years
What type of business credit reports do you provide in Canada:
Corporate business credit reports online and offline – Only offline reports
Non limited business credit reports online and offline – Offline reports only
Bespoke investigated business credit reports - Yes
What are the business credit report delivery times in Canada?
Instant Online business credit report - No
Flash business credit report - 3 Working Days
Express business credit report – 5-7 Working Days
Normal business credit report – 7-10 Working Days
How many company registries are there in Canada for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)?
1 for each province and territory and 1 for Federal.
Currency: Canadian Dollar
GDP Ranking: 10th
Population: ca 38 million
More than 75% of working Canadians now have jobs in service industries. The other two main industries are manufacturing and natural resources.
Main Trading Partners of Canada:
Export partners: USA 76.2%, European Union 7.7%, China 4.1%, Japan 2.1%, Mexico 1.5%
Import Partners: USA 52.2%, China 12.1%, European Union 11.4%, Mexico 6.2%, Japan 3%
Do business credit reports contain negative information?
Yes, the reports include negative information
Do you provide consumer credit reports in Canada?
Available Upon Request
Specialist Debt Recovery Service Canada No Win No Fee
There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including Canada debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert Canada debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of Canada debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local Canada debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service.
Canada Tracing No Find No Fee Tracing Service
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including Canada tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace.
Specialist Company Credit Check Experts
There are many unique requirements to providing international company check reports in all countries including Canada company search services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local company check partners and not from the company credit report UK services. Our multi lingual local company search partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports.
Canada Company Registry Name
Corporations Canada – Search for a Federal Corporation
Language(s) of Canada Company Registry
English & French
Number of Company Registries in Canada
13 registries in Canada (10 provinces & 3 territories)
Alberta - Service Alberta
British Columbia - British Columbia Corporate Registry
Manitoba - Manitoba Companies Office
New Brunswick - Corporate Affairs Registry Database
Newfoundland and Labrador - Companies and Deeds Online
Northwest Territories - Department of Justice – Corporate Registry
Nova Scotia - Registry of Joint Stock Companies
Nunavut - Department of Economic Development and Transportation
Nunavut - Department of Justice – Corporate Registries
Nunavut - Inuit Firm Registry
Ontario - Integrated Business Services Application
Prince Edward Island - Department of Environment, Labor and Justice – Corporate/Business Names Quebec - Registraire des entreprises Quebec
Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Corporate Registry (subscription required)
Yukon - Department of Community Services – Corporate Affairs
Yukon - Yukon Chamber of Commerce – Business Directory
Related Associations in Canada
Canada's Business Registries
Regulation for Canada Company Register
1970 Canada Corporations Act
Can you search companies online for free in Canada?
There is no unified commercial register in Canada as there are two levels of registration in Canada (federal and local). Therefore, it depends on each local registry what is available to view.
What information can I view for free at Canada Company Registry
It varies for each local province/registry but from the federal register you can view:
Canada Corporation Number
Canada Business Number (BN)
Canada Corporate Name
Canada Status (active / inactive)
Canada Governing Legislation
Canada Directors Name & Address (minimum of 1 and maximum of 10)
Canada Filing History
Canada Type of Corporation
Do you need to register / sign up at the Canada Company Registry?
It will vary for each local province in Canada
Number of Registered Companies in Canada
Over 330,000 companies registered in Canada
How to Register / Incorporate a company in Canada?
You can register a company in Canada through a Canada company formation agent.
Average incorporation fee (private limited) in Canada
Varies for each province (EUR 176 for Alberta Province as example)
Minimum share capital (private limited) in Canada
$1 is minimum share capital in Canada
What is the Corporate tax rate in Canada?
31% is corporate tax rate in Canada
Types of Companies in Canada
Canada SP (Sole Proprietorship)
Canada GP (General Partnership)
Canada LP (Limited Partnership)
Canada Joint Venture
Canada Company Documents Available
Canada Company Commercial Extract
Canada Certificate of Incorporation
Canada Certificate of Status
Canada Certificate of Dissolution
Canada Certificate of Good Standing
Canada Annual Return
What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in Canada?
Bank of Canada
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)
Alberta Securities Commission
Autorité des marchés financiers - Québec
British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC)
Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick (FCNB)
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA)
Financial Services Commission of Ontario
Financial Institutions Commission - Province of British Columbia
What are the Stock Exchanges in Canada?
Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) in Toronto which was founded in 2004
Montreal Exchange (MX) Montreal which was founded in 1872
NASDAQ Canada in New York City which was founded in 2000
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Toronto which was founded in 1861
TSX Venture Exchange (TSX) in Calgary which was founded in 2001
NEO Exchange (Aequitas Neo) in Toronto which was founded in 2015
Can you order a Canada Apostille Certificate?
No, Canada has not agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.
Even though Canada has not agreed to this Canada company registry search documents will often still require an Apostille certificate but will then also require further legalisation or attestation via their embassy.
Canada Company Registry Search
All local Canada Company searches can be under taken via our Canada Company Registry search. Where there is more than one Canada Company Registry an Canada company search will be made via a local Canada company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many Canada company searches can be made on line but in some cases the Canada company search needs to search the local Canada company register in person, post or by email. Creditreform and it’s local company search partners undertake these services on behalf of our international clients.
Canada Company Documents
The Canada Company Registry hold all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the Canada company registry. Alternatively you can order Canada company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the Canada Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an Canada company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email.
Canada Certificate of Good Standing
The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local Canada company registry and in many cases can be downloaded by a registered company agent. Besides the Certificate of Good Standing other specific documents can be purchased such as the Canada Certificate of Incorporation or the Canada Memorandum of Association..
Canada Private Investigation Work
There are many reasons for the need to use our Canada private investigator or Canada process server. We partner with fully approved local Canada private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including Canada skip tracing and Canada document serving where required.
Canada Company Formations
There are many reasons why our clients need to use our Canada company formation services. Through our fully approved local Canada company registration agent the Canada company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary Canada company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required.