Articles of Incorporation
What are Articles of Incorporation?
The Articles of Incorporation is a legal document filed with a government body, either provincial, territorial or federal, which legally establishes a business within Canada. The document outlines relevant information needed to form a corporation, including the following:
- legal name of the corporation
- address of the registered office of the corporation
- a range of the number of directors permitted (or a fixed number)
- names and addresses of the incorporators/founding directors
- restrictions, either on the business activities or the powers of the corporation
- classes of shares and any maximum number of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue
- rights, privileges, and restrictions of each class of shares
- restrictions on the issue, transfer of ownership of shares
- restrictions on the borrowing powers of the directors
Once the Articles are filed and approved, a Certificate of Incorporation will be issued, identifying the date of incorporation and the corporation number.
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