A Comprehensive Guide to Registering a Newfoundland Corporation


Starting a new corporation in Newfoundland can be an exciting venture, offering numerous opportunities for growth and business success in this vibrant Canadian province. However, the process of registering a Newfoundland corporation involves several legal and administrative steps to ensure compliance with provincial regulations. This comprehensive guide outlines the essential steps and considerations for registering your Newfoundland corporation. For expert legal guidance and assistance throughout this process, contact Falcon Law PC at 1-877-892-7778 or email info@falconlawyers.ca.

Step 1: Choose a Business Name

Selecting an appropriate business name is the first crucial step in registering your Newfoundland corporation. Ensure that the chosen name is unique and not already in use by another business in the province.

Step 2: Decide on the Corporation Type

Choose the appropriate type of corporation for your business. In Newfoundland, you can opt for a standard corporation or a non-profit corporation, depending on your business goals.

Step 3: Prepare Incorporation Documents

Gather the necessary documents and information required for incorporation, including:

  • Articles of Incorporation: These documents outline key details about your corporation, such as its name, registered office address, share structure, and the names of initial directors.
  • Notice of Registered Office: Specify the address where official documents and legal notices will be sent.

Step 4: Submit Your Application

File your incorporation documents with the Newfoundland and Labrador Corporate Registry. You can do this electronically or by mail. Ensure that all required fees are paid at this stage.

Step 5: Obtain a Business Number

Upon approval of your incorporation application, you will receive a Business Number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This number is used for tax purposes and is crucial for business operations.

Step 6: Comply with Tax and Regulatory Requirements

Comply with federal and provincial tax obligations, including registering for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) account if applicable.

Step 7: Draft Corporate Bylaws

Prepare corporate bylaws that outline the internal rules and regulations governing your Newfoundland corporation. Bylaws typically cover issues such as shareholder meetings, director responsibilities, and decision-making processes.

Step 8: Appoint Directors and Officers

Appoint directors and officers for your corporation, ensuring they meet the eligibility and residency requirements outlined in Newfoundland’s Business Corporations Act.

Step 9: Hold an Initial Director’s Meeting

Conduct an initial director’s meeting to approve corporate bylaws, elect officers, and discuss key corporate matters.

Step 10: Maintain Corporate Records

Keep accurate and up-to-date records of corporate activities, including minutes of meetings, financial statements, and share registries.

Step 11: Stay Compliant

Regularly review and update your corporation’s information with the Newfoundland and Labrador Corporate Registry to ensure ongoing compliance with provincial regulations.

Step 12: Seek Legal Assistance

Navigating the legal and regulatory aspects of registering and maintaining a Newfoundland corporation can be complex. Seeking legal advice from experts like Falcon Law PC ensures that you comply with all requirements and protects your business interests.

Why Choose Falcon Law PC?

Falcon Law PC is a trusted Canadian law firm with a team of experienced lawyers well-versed in Newfoundland’s business regulations. Here’s why you should consider Falcon Law PC for your corporation registration needs:

  1. Expertise: Falcon Law PC’s legal experts have in-depth knowledge of Newfoundland’s corporate laws and regulations, ensuring that your registration process is smooth and error-free.
  2. Personalized Service: They offer tailored legal solutions to meet the unique needs and objectives of your corporation.
  3. Efficiency: Falcon Law PC can streamline the legal processes, saving you time and ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.


Registering a Newfoundland corporation is a significant step toward realizing your business goals in this province. By following the steps outlined in this guide and seeking legal assistance from Falcon Law PC, you can navigate the process with confidence and ensure that your corporation operates smoothly and in full compliance with Newfoundland’s business laws. For expert legal guidance and support, contact Falcon Law PC at 1-877-892-7778 or email info@falconlawyers.ca. Your business success is their top priority.

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