Business incorporation and registration
To operate an incorporated business in Nova Scotia, you must apply through the Registry of Joint Stock Companies.
You will need:
- An approved business name for which you may have to pay a name search fee
- Completed incorporation forms, obtainable through a lawyer or some private sector firms
- To pay an application fee of $336.40
- To pay a registration fee of $118.35
Other conditions may apply.
Your incorporation certificate and business number will be sent to you by mail within 5 to 10 days of approval.