Incorporate a For-Profit Ontario Company

Check availability of your desired company name:


* Recommended prior to obtaining a NUANS® Report

Note: NUANS® Report
not included
Perform an in-depth search of multiple Government and other sources to pre-screen the company name I wish to use.

Includes an advanced NUANS® Pre-Search and provides information missing from the NUANS® system: BC firm names, PQ company names, U.S. trademarks, Internet domain names, and unregistered business names.

The NUANS® Report, a requirement for incorporating a named company, must be ordered separately (see below).
ORDER NOW $49.00 + tax


3 Basic
Do a quick scan of the NUANS® database to locate business names on record. ORDER NOW $21.00+ tax


NUANS® Report

* Mandatory for incorporating a named company
Order a NUANS® Report, a requirement for incorporating a named company. ORDER NOW $110.65 + tax

I have already purchased my NUANS® Report and I'm ready to incorporate my named company. Incorporate

Understanding Name Availability Searching

Before you incorporate a named company under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, you must make sure that your desired company name is available for registration.

1. Pre-screen your name first

We recommend that you begin with a Comprehensive Pre-Search™, which includes the standard NUANS® Pre-Search for coverage of almost all jurisdictions in Canada. The Comprehensive Pre-Search™ also covers the gaps that exist when you search just the NUANS® system - Quebec names, British Columbia firm names, U.S. trademarks, Domain Names, phone and business directory listings and press clippings from financial news sources.

2. Search and reserve your name with the mandatory NUANS® report

Once you have a successfully pre-screened your name, you must obtain a NUANS® report which is mandatory for incorporation under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. Ordering a NUANS® report reserves your proposed name for 90 days but does not necessarily mean it is available for incorporation. Our team of examiners provides a quality check and analysis for every NUANS® report. Name analysis is based on a careful examination of the findings displayed on the NUANS® report and interpretation of Government regulations. Recommendations offered by Dye & Durham do not affect the availability of a name and they are offered without liability or risk to assist our clients.

Now you're ready to incorporate!

The Ontario Business Corporations Act requires that the incorporator examine the NUANS® report to ensure that the proposed name conforms to the name regulations made under the OBCA.  The responsibility for name selection rests with the incorporator and legal advisor.

Clock Hours of Operation

Comprehensive Pre-Search™
Monday – Saturday:  9:00 am to 11:59 pm EST

Basic Pre-Search

24 hour availability

NUANS® Report
Monday – Friday:  8:00 am to 5:30 pm EST (excluding statutory holidays)
Results available in approx 60 minutes. Requests submitted after 5:00 pm will be processed on the following business day.

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