How to Incorporate in British Columbia: The Definitive Guide

Jan 15, 2021
6 minute read

Why incorporate in British Columbia?

Overall, you will want to incorporate your business for two big reasons: (1) to limit your liability, and (2) to reduce your tax burden. You can read more about those benefits in the Appendix at the end of this article, but there are a few reasons people specifically want their businesses incorporated in B.C.

No Canadian residency requirement

Most Canadian provinces and the Canadian federal government require a corporation to have at least one director who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. However, in B.C., there is no citizenship or residency requirement. Many international entrepreneurs choose to incorporate in B.C. so they do not need to partner with a Canadian director. However, it is mandatory to have an address in British Columbia to serve as the corporation’s he