Incorporate your business

Set up your business at a fraction of the cost of hiring a lawyer.
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"Ownr was one of the best decisions I made for my small business this year! The process was easy and comprehensive and the team was attentive and responsive through every step of the process."
Camilla James, Founder
Camilla

What you get:

Up to 30 unique name searches
Name search report (NUANS® report)
Incorporation documents
Formation documents (Digital minute book)
Access to Ownr perks
Chat and phone support
"Ownr was one of the best decisions I made for my small business this year! The process was easy and comprehensive and the team was attentive and responsive through every step of the process."
Camilla James, Founder
Camilla

Get $319 back

When you open an RBC business bank account within 60 days of registering.Offer details

How it works

Ownr helps you get your business up and running, fast!
Name search
STEP 1Search for available business names in real time (skip for numbered corporations)
Small computer
STEP 2Fill out your business details online in minutes
Credit cards
STEP 3Pay and submit your business registration online
Documents
STEP 4You will receive your name search report by email within one (1) business day.
In BC the wait time for name search results can be 1 week or more. See the current government wait time here
Review documents
STEP 5Review and confirm your incorporation name selection
Documents
STEP 6You will receive your incorporation documents by email in one (1) business day
Ready to incorporate?

Federal vs. provincial incorporation

Take a look at the difference to help you make the right choice for your business.

Federal

Benefits
  • Limited business name protection Canada-wide
  • Global recognition of a federal incorporation
  • Beneficial if you plan to do business across Canada
Considerations
  • Finding an available business name and getting a name approval can be more challenging
  • Must register in every province you do business in
  • More paperwork for annual filing
  • Incorporation documents can take up to (1) one week or longer to process

Provincial

Benefits
  • Business name protection province-wide
  • More likely to get business name approval within one province
Considerations
  • Only registered to conduct business in one province
  • Name approval required when expanding to other provinces
  • Incorporation documents can take up to (2) business days to process

We registered our businesses with Ownr

"I was able to get set up immediately and I didn’t have to wait in any lines or talk to a lawyer. I would 100% recommend Ownr to any new business getting started."
Trevor
Trevor
"The whole experience was SO easy, SO simple, and SO effective. I opened my RBC account today and will be receiving my refund soon! Can't speak highly enough!"
Dane
Dane
"By eliminating the uncertainty/confusion around filing for incorporation, Ownr helped give us the final nudge to launch our business."
Tyler
Tyler
Ready to incorporate? Only pay at the end!
It's quick and simple, no red-tape.