Business incorporation and registration

Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies, Government of Nova Scotia • Applies only to: Nova Scotia

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.

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