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Registration and legal structures

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Before starting a new business project in Quebec, you must first choose your company’s legal structure. This choice is crucial in terms of responsibilities and will be decisive for declaration procedures, personal legal status and the tax aspects of your company.

Our advisors can guide you in this decision-making by explaining the implications, advantages and disadvantages of each legal status. They can also refer you to the appropriate organizations when the time comes to formalize your choice and register your new company.

» Contact us today to quickly get answers to your questions and receive a free assessment in order to make a wise choice about the most appropriate legal structure for your business project.

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Consult our practical guides and our free resources to clearly understand legal structures and how to register a company in Quebec before setting up your business.

  • Business succession 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​Get coaching and financing to help you buy or sell a business.

  • Centralized professional services ePortal 

    ​public Services and Procurement Canada
    ​If you are a professional or a specialist, you can register your company in this database to conduct business with the Government of Canada.

  • Not-for-profit corporations 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Discover how to incorporate and run your not-for-profit organization at the federal level.

  • StartUp30 Program (in French only)

    ​Are you in the pre-launch phase of your business and need a leg up? The StartUp30 program could help you achieve your goals.

  • NUANS Corporate name search 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Compare your proposed business name to the names of existing businesses to see if it is unique.

  • E-services for businesses 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    You could save time and paper by using electronic services to handle tax filing and payment.

  • Federal incorporation 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Corporations Canada
    Access convenient online or paper methods of incorporating your business federally.

  • Businesses video gallery 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Find tax information for business owners. View a selection of online videos offered by the Canada Revenue Agency or register for other information sessions and seminars.


    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Do you have a construction, architectural or engineering services business? Register in this database to become an approved supplier to the Government of Canada.

  • Business number registration 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​Your Business Number is your single account number for dealing with the government regarding GST/HST, payroll, import/export and other activities.

  • Registering for charitable status 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​Find out whether your organization meets the criteria needed for you to register it as a charity.

  • Consulting services — Quebec 

    ​Info entrepreneurs
    Benefit from the advice of business plan expert, accountant or lawyer in order to carry out your business project or better manage your business.

  • Federal incorporation 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Corporations Canada
    Access convenient online or paper methods of incorporating your business federally.

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