Incorporating a Cooperative Association in British Columbia

BC Registry Service, Government of British Columbia • Applies only to: British Columbia

To start a cooperative in British Columbia under the Cooperative Association Act, you will need to:

  • Reserve your business name
  • Complete and file the incorporation documentation
  • Pay the required fees

To maintain the cooperative in good standing once it is established, you will need to:

  • Hold a first members' meeting
  • File required documentation and keep the necessary records
  • Respect the rights of members

Find out how to register, and learn more about these requirements and others that you need to follow.

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