Business Incorporation and Annual Returns

Vancouver Island is a fantastic place to live and to run a business. Are you ready to take the next step of incorporating? We are currently offering a special rate for incorporations, to assist Nanaimo businesses.

There are often significant legal and other benefits to incorporating your business. Incorporation can offer a layer of protection between your business and personal assets. There are also sometimes taxation benefits.

From incorporating your company and all that entails to maintaining your corporate records on a yearly basis, we can help. Contact us on 250-824-1255 (or book online) for a FREE consultation about incorporating your new company or maintaining the one you already have!

What is a Corporation?

A Corporation or company is a business entity created to separate the entity doing business from the people who own the business.  A company can own and operate a business.  The owners of a company are separate from the company therefore incorporation offers protection in the event that legal or financial issues arise. 

What are my responsibilities?

Once your company is incorporated it must be maintained yearly to be considered “in good standing” with the British Columbia Registrar of Companies, and a transparency register must be maintained.  If your company is not in good standing it may limit the things the company can do, such as borrowing money or entering into agreements.

This yearly maintenance consists of making sure all necessary documents are kept in the corporate record book.  These included Minutes of the Annual meetings, Consents to act as directors, updating the Register of Directors and the Register of Shareholders, and maintaining the Central Securities Register. In addition, other resolutions may be required to be done in specific circumstances.

We can handle all yearly maintenance of your incorporation. And, we’re local and based in downtown Nanaimo – so you can come to see us if you have any questions or need to access your records urgently.

Meet us to review your business structure

You can book an appointment with us online to answer your incorporation and business structure questions. First 30 minutes free. Longer appointments available at a charge.
Office appointments are held at our office at 401-17 Church Street in Nanaimo.

BC Incorporation

Standard Fee
$ 1400
  • Standard BC Incorporation
  • Total fee "All-In"
  • Professional, Local Assistance