British Columbia Company Registration

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in British Columbia company registration (Corporation / LLP).

Since 1998, WIS has been a leading corporate service provider of international incorporations.

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British Columbia company registration for Non-Canadian Residents

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in British Columbia company registration and opening bank accounts.

British Columbia Company Registration – General Information

Type of Law

Common.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

English.

Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD).

Exchange Control

None.

British Columbia – Types of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

  • British Columbia LLP – Limited Liability Partnership
  • British Columbia Corporation
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British Columbia LLP

Share Capital

The minimum capital contribution is CAD1.

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.

Partners

The minimum number of partners is two. Partner can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Canada.

Publicly Accessible Records

Yes.

Nominee Services

Allowed.

Location of Meetings

Anywhere.

Personal Presence Required

No.

Taxation

Fiscally Transparent.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Not Applicable.

Requirements to File Accounts

None.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

None.

Language of Name

English.

Restricted Words

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

Name of a Company

The words Limited Liability Partnership or LLP must be part of the name of every company.

Time to Incorporate

Five days.


British Columbia LLP Formation Prices

    British Columbia LLP Formation Package Includes:

  • Company Name Check
  • Initial Business Approval
  • Preparation of Application Documents
  • Choice of LLP structures designed to suit your needs
  • Company Registration Fee
  • Complete Corporate Records book with corporate tabs, BC Corporate Registry stamped registration statement and organizational partnership resolutions
  • Standard LLP Agreement
  • Share Certificate(s)
  • Register of partners

Starting at: $1490

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British Columbia Corporation

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.

Directors

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

Shareholders

The minimum number of shareholders is one.

Publicly Accessible Records

Yes.

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors

Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders

Anywhere.

Personal Presence Required

No.

Taxation

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

Yes.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

None.

Language of Name

English.

Restricted Words

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

Name of a Company

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.

Time to Incorporate

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: $1490

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Why Choose Worldwide Incorporation Services?

We’ve been helping business owners since 1998
Incorporating your business is our focus
We make a complex process fast and easy
We work closely with Companies Registry to guarantee our service
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