British Columbia Corporation Company Formation


British Columbia Company Registration. British Columbia Incorporation

KGN specializes in British Columbia Incorporation and opening bank accounts.

British Columbia Corporation – General Information

Type of Law


Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents



Canadian Dollar (CAD).

Exchange Control


Principal Corporate Legislation

BC Business Corporations Act, 2002.

Share Capital

Standard authorised share capital is CAD10,000. Minimum paid up share capital is CAD1.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Yes, must be maintained in British Columbia.


The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Canada.


The minimum number of shareholders is one.

Publicly Accessible Records


Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors


Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders


Personal Presence Required



Corporate Income Tax 26%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China (PRC)1, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Requirements to File Accounts


Requirement to File Annual Return


Audit Requirements


Language of Name


Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust Company”, “Trustee Company” etc. will require justification.

Name of a British Columbia Corporation

The words Limited, Limitée, Incorporated, Incorporée, Corporation, Société par actions de régime fédéral or Ltd., Ltée, Inc., Corp., S.A.R.F. must be part of the name of every company.

Incorporation Time

Five days.

British Columbia Incorporation Prices – Non-Resident Package

British Columbia Incorporation Package Includes:

Company Name Check

Initial Business Approval

Preparation of Application Documents

Choice of company structures designed to suit your needs

Company Registration Fee

Government filing fee

Certificate of Incorporation

Complete Corporate Records book with corporate tabs, certificate of incorporation, notice of articles, corporate articles, registers of shareholders and directors, director and shareholder post-incorporation resolutions, director’s consents and share subscriptions

If requested, a corporate name knock-out search to ensure that you do not infringe on someone else’s name from elsewhere in Canada. Infringement can result in a lawsuit against your corporation for damages or cause you to lose the right to use the name you chose for your corporation. (Does not include a full NUANS search, a computerized algorithm search, which can be ordered as an extra.)

Notice of articles and your incorporation application

Share Certificate(s)

Register of shareholders

Register of directors

Starting at: $2990

Why Choose KGN Services?

We’ve been helping business owners since 1996

Incorporating your business is our focus

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