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Business Registration

If you are incorporated in another jurisdiction but your business plans to expand its operations into Quebec, we are here to help.


Our extra-provincial registration package provides a comprehensive solution, including all the necessary steps required to establish your company in Quebec. At Astre Legal, we take pride in providing a sophisticated level of service to ensure a smooth and efficient establishment process. Our team will handle all the details, allowing you to focus on getting established seamlessly in Quebec.

The registration process.

If you want to register your extra-provincial or foreign business in Quebec, you need to have a domicile in the province or appoint an agent for service who will act as your corporation's domicile or virtual office. You can learn more about our agent for service package by clicking here.


Afterward, we will register your extra-provincial or foreign business with the Quebec Enterprise Register and apply for GST/QST numbers if they are required. Once these steps are finished, your business will be all set to operate in the province.

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  • What is a corporation?
    A corporation is a legal entity that can enter into contracts, incur debt, and even own property. Every corporation is comprised of shareholders, directors and officers. When forming a corporation, owners transfer money, property or assets into the corporation in exchange for shares. These owners then become shareholders of the corporation and they can buy or sell their shares without affecting the existence of the corporation.
  • What's a minute book?
    Each corporation is legally required to keep, maintain and regularly update their corporate minute book. This book is the legal history of the corproation starting from its incorporation. Each decision is recorded into the minute book which allows potential investors, the CRA and interested people (for example, a potential buyer) to assess the history of the corporation. If you need to create, re-create, or update your minute book visit our minute book page. In a minute book, you will generally find: Certificate of Incorporation Articles of Incorporation Resolutions Share Certificates Share Registry Shareholder's Register Director's Register Officer's Register
  • What are Shareholders, Directors, and Officers?"
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  • Can one person incorporate a company?
    Yes, one person can incorporate a company by themselves. This person will play the role of the shareholder, director and officer.
  • How long does a corporation exist?
    A corporation can exist forever since it is a separate legal entity. It is independent from its shareholders, directors and officers. It's existence can be ended by dissolution (voluntary or involuntary).
  • Do I need a lawyer to incorporate?
    The incorporation process requires many legal documents which are best prepared by a lawyer. You should always consult with one before incorporating to ensure you have the right and accurate documents.
  • What's the difference between a named and a numbered corporation?
    A corporation can be incorporated using a name or let the appropriate authority provide it with a number to identify the corporation. If dealing with the public, numbered corporations will also declare a business name that they will use for their business purposes.
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