Choosing a Registered Office Address for Your Canadian Corporation

When incorporating a Canadian corporation, one crucial decision to make is selecting a registered office address. The registered office address serves as the official address of your corporation and is where official government correspondence and legal documents will be sent. At Falcon Law PC, we understand the importance of this decision and can provide expert guidance to ensure you make the right choice for your Canadian corporation. Contact us at 1-877-892-7778 or via email at to discuss your specific needs and benefit from our comprehensive legal services.

Understanding the Registered Office Address

The registered office address is a legal requirement for every Canadian corporation. It is the official address where the corporation can be contacted by government agencies, shareholders, and other stakeholders. Here are some key considerations and options when choosing a registered office address:

1. Physical Location

The registered office address must be a physical location within the province or territory where your corporation is incorporated. It cannot be a post office box or a virtual office address. It is essential to have a physical location where legal documents can be delivered and accessed during regular business hours.

2. Accessibility and Availability

Ensure that the registered office address is accessible and available for receiving mail and official correspondence. It should be a reliable location where you can easily retrieve important documents and respond to government notices and inquiries promptly.

3. Privacy and Security

Consider the privacy and security of the registered office address. Depending on your preferences, you may choose to use your home address, lease office space, or engage the services of a registered office provider. It is important to maintain the confidentiality of your personal address if you choose to use it as the registered office.

Options for Registered Office Address

When selecting a registered office address for your Canadian corporation, you have several options to consider. These options include:

1. Home Address

Using your home address as the registered office address is a common choice for small businesses and entrepreneurs. However, it is important to evaluate the privacy implications and ensure that you are comfortable with potential visitors and inquiries related to your business at your home address.

2. Lease Office Space

Renting or leasing a commercial office space provides a dedicated and professional registered office address. This option offers privacy, security, and the ability to separate your personal and business addresses. It also provides a professional image for your corporation.

3. Registered Office Service

Engaging a registered office service provider offers convenience and flexibility. These providers offer registered office addresses that meet the legal requirements and handle mail and official correspondence on your behalf. This option allows you to focus on your business while ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations.

Compliance and Legal Considerations

When selecting a registered office address, it is important to consider the compliance and legal aspects. Here are some key considerations:

  • Ensure that the chosen address meets the legal requirements of the province or territory where your corporation is incorporated.
  • Update your registered office address with the relevant government agencies to ensure that all official correspondence reaches you promptly.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of your registered office address with the appropriate authorities.

Seek Professional Legal Guidance

Choosing a registered office address for your Canadian corporation is a significant decision with legal implications. Falcon Law PC can provide expert legal guidance to help you make an informed choice that aligns with your business needs and complies with legal requirements. Contact us at 1-877-892-7778 or to discuss your specific needs and benefit from our specialized expertise.


Selecting a registered office address is an important step when incorporating a Canadian corporation. It is crucial to choose an address that meets legal requirements, ensures accessibility, and aligns with your business goals. Falcon Law PC is here to provide expert guidance and comprehensive legal services to support your corporation’s success. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and benefit from our legal expertise in corporate matters.

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