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?
General Administrative Requirements (Saskatchewan Corporation)
- 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.
- 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.
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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!
You save $50 registering online!
Mail, Fax or In Person (costs $265):
Forms may be faxed, mailed or dropped off at:
1301 1st Avenue
Phone: (306) 787-2962
Fax: (306) 787-8999
Please Note: All forms must be submitted in duplicate with the required fees.
All services provided by the Corporate Registry may be paid for by:
* Applies only to those agencies who have an Account with the Corporate Registry
- Cash (do not send cash through the mail)
- Cheque/money order (payable to Information Services Corporation)
- Debit Card (for walk-in customers only)
- Deposit Account*
- Mail requests - include your cheque or money order, Visa/MasterCard number (including expiry date) or Deposit Account Number.
- Fax requests - include your Visa/MasterCard number (including expiry date) or
Deposit Account Number
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.
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)