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Request A Certified Copy And Certificate Of Compliance From Corporations Canada

Requesting documents for federal Canadian corporations:

If you incorporated at the federal level, you will have to contact Corporations Canada to request documents. If you submit a written request, you must include the type of certificate you want, the corporations name, the corporations number, the name and phone number of the applicant, where the documents should be sent, and the fee. Make checks payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

Ways to request a Certificate of Compliance from Corporations Canada:

There are a few ways to request a Certificate of compliance from Corporations Canada. The fastest way is to go to the Corporations Canada website and request it online.

Online:
If you request a Certificate of Compliance through Corporations Canada’s Online Filing Centre, they process your request in 24 hours and email a PDF to you.

Mail:
It will take 5 business days to process your request, and then the certificate will be mailed to you. If you file by mail you may include credit card info or a check.

Email:
It will take 5 business days to process the written request, and they will email the documents to you. Include your credit card info in the email.

In person:
Submit the written request in person and the certificate will be mailed within 5 days. You can choose check, credit card, or cash.

Fax:
It will take 5 business days to process the request and they will fax the documents to you. Include your credit card info.

How much does the Corporations Canada Certificate of Compliance cost?

There is a $10 fee to request the certificate.

Ways to request a certified copy from Corporations Canada:

You have to submit a written request to get a certified copy of your articles. You can submit your request by mail, fax, or in person. All written requests must include the type of certificate you want, the corporation’s name, the corporation’s number, the name and phone number of the applicant, where the documents should be sent, and the fee.

Certified copies are usually issued the day after the request is received by Corporations Canada.

How much does it cost to request a Certified Copy from Corporations Canada?

It costs $35 to request a certified copy.

Corporations Canada contact information:

Corporations Canada
Jean Edmonds Building
South Tower, 9th Floor
365 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8

In Canada: 866-333-5556
Outside Canada: 613-941-9042
Fax: 613-941-5789
E-mail: corporationscanada@ic.gc.ca
Website: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/home

Additional Resources:

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Corporate Compliance
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