Forming a Corporation

A corporation is a legal entity that has separate legal existence from its shareholders and directors. It is sometimes also referred to as a limited company. Since it has a separate legal existence from its shareholders and directors, they are generally not personally liable for the debts of the corporation beyond the amount contributed. Although it is the shareholders which own a corporation, it is the directors who manage the day-to-day operations.

What are the advantages of incorporating?
  • Incorporating limits the liability of corporation shareholders. Generally, a shareholder of a corporation is only liable to the extent of his/her investment in the corporation. The Liability of Directors page contains more information.
  • Incorporating promotes continuity of existence. The existence of a corporation is continuing and is not affected by the death or bankruptcy of a shareholder or director.
  • Incorporating allows for holding title to real property and entering into contracts.
  • There may also be tax advantages to incorporating, but check with your accountant or seek other professional advice to determine what is best for your situation.
General Administrative Requirements (Saskatchewan Corporation) - These provisions are for general guidance only and do not neccessarily cover all requirements.
General Administrative Requirements (Extra Provincial) - These provisions are for general guidance only and do not neccessarily cover all requirements.

Registering an Extra-Provincial Corporation

Are you a Saskatchewan corporation planning to register extra-provincially in British Columbia or Alberta, or a corporation from Alberta or British Columbia planning to register extra-provincially in Saskatchewan? If so, the New West Partnership Trade Agreement is now making it easier for you to extra-provincially register. More...

Step 1: Conduct Name Search

Before you may incorporate a Saskatchewan business corporation, you must search and reserve a name for that corporation, unless you are incorporating as a number corporation (eg. 101010101 Saskatchewan Ltd.).

The Name Availability Search and Reservation can be performed online before submitting your application for incorporation OR you include the appropriate Request for Name Search and Reservation form (Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Syndicates or Business Corporations)  in your documentation submission (Steps 2-3). 

Need More Help?
Choosing the Right Name
The Business Corporations Act

Step 2: Complete the Articles of Incorporation

Once you have your name search results and reservation number, you may complete and submit the forms required to incorporate online - Click here to access our online registration website

As of April 16, 2012, customers registering a business corporation in Saskatchewan will now automatically receive a Business Number from Canada Revenue Agency as part of their business incorporation process.

You may also view the Business Corporations Act Kit, which contains a copy of all the forms (and instructions) required to incorporate in Saskatchewan. This kit is provided in both English and French: 

Business Corporations Act Forms

The Business Corporations Act Incorporation Kit
Trousse de constitution en société relative à la Business Corporations Act (loi sur les sociétés par actions)
Extra-provincial Registration Kit
Alternate Name Registration Kit
Additional forms and documentation can be found here.

Step 3: Submit the Required Documentation with Payment

You can submit forms online, by mail, fax, or in person.

Online (costs $215): You may file Articles of Incorporation online using the Corporate Registry's online registration website. Click here to get started!

Important Note: You save $50 registering online!

Mail, Fax or In Person (costs $265):
Forms may be faxed, mailed or dropped off at:

Corporate Registry
1301 1st Avenue
Regina, SK
S4R 8H2 

Phone: (306) 787-2962
Fax: (306) 787-8999
corporateregistry@isc.ca 


Please Note: All forms must be submitted in duplicate with the required fees.

Payment Options

All services provided by the Corporate Registry may be paid for by:
  • Cash (do not send cash through the mail)
  • Cheque/money order (payable to Information Services Corporation)
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Debit Card (for walk-in customers only)
  • Deposit Account*
* Applies only to those agencies who have an Account with the Corporate Registry

Special Instructions:
  1. Mail requests - include your cheque or money order, Visa/MasterCard number (including expiry date) or Deposit Account Number.
  2. Fax requests - include your Visa/MasterCard number (including expiry date) or
    Deposit Account Number

Step 4: Receiving Your Certificate of Incorporation

Once your request is successfully processed you will receive a Certificate of Incorporation in the mail.

Mail, In Person or Fax
It can take five to eight weeks to process documents submitted manually. If you need your documents processed sooner, there will be an additional $100 Emergency Service Fee. Alternatively, you may choose to submit electronically for a significantly faster processing time. 

Electronically
If you choose pre-defined text on the Articles of Incorporation, your corporation will be incorporated effective the date you started the incorporation online. Your Certificate of Incorporation will be mailed out to you the next business day. If you choose to enter your own text on the Articles of Incorporation, your forms must be reviewed by Corporate Registry staff. This normally takes two to three business days. You will be notified by mail if there is an issue with your Articles of Incorporation.

CRA Business Number Program
ISC has partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to become the provincial partner responsible for managing the CRA’s Business Number (BN) program for the province of Saskatchewan. As a first step in this partnership, all new Saskatchewan business corporations will be automatically assigned a BN when they register their business with ISC’s Corporate Registry. Once your business incorporation is completed you will also receive notification of your corporation’s new Business Number. If you provided an e-mail address during your incorporation the Business Number will be sent to the e-mail address within 48 hours after the incorporation is complete. If no e-mail address was provided, the BN will be mailed to the mailing address provided during incorporation within 10 business days after the incorporation is complete.

Need More Help?

The Business Corporations Act
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
CRA Business Number Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)