File Ontario Articles
(by application form)

File by uploading the completed application forms: Articles of Incorporation, Amendment, Amalgamation, Continuance into Ontario, Continue out of Ontario, Extra-Provincial License (Foreign), Dissolution and Revival.

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Technical Specs

Important Tips when using the forms:

When encountering a problem opening PDF using a browser such as Chrome, please follow these steps to open and complete the form.

  1. When you locate the form needed, right-click to select “Save link as” to save the PDF form onto the desktop. Do not double-click the form and open it in a browser.
  2. Open the form that you saved on the desktop with Adobe Reader. Do not double-click to open the PDF form as Adobe Reader might not be the default program to open PDFs on your computer.
  3. Complete the form, save the data, and close it. Then open again to see if the input data is there.

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The application forms are dynamic and will change depending on how you answer the questions.  Please complete all mandatory fields that are marked with an asterisk (*).  Once the application is successfully processed, the official documents and will be sent by email to the official email address provided on the form and to the contact person specified.  The company key, if applicable will only be sent to the official email address.

Signed application copies of any articles to be filed should be kept with your records.  They are not required for electronic submission.

Some fields within the forms have character limits which may not accept the full text required (for example, share provisions).  If the text content does not fit please provide a separate document attached and mark the field as ‘See Attached’.  Attachments are preferred in MS Word format, PDF attachments are only acceptable as the required schedules for articles of amalgamation.

If the form requires a Primary Activity (or NAICS) code or you are amending and existing entity that does not have a code on record, it must be provided.   It is a 2 to 6 digit number based on the main activity of the business.  For more information and to search for your code on NAICS code visit NAICS link.

For articles applications requiring a NUANS, only the details of the report are required. The report can be kept at the corporations registered office.

Processing Time

For same day service, we ask that documents be submitted by no later than 3:30 pm to allow for review and filing with the Ontario Business Registry.   Processing times may vary due to daily volumes and capacity limitations of the Registry.  You will be notified if the Ontario Business Registry is experiencing technical issues.

Ontario Business Corporations Act filing (OBCA)Filing Fees*1
Filing Fees
(full service)
Government FeesTotal PriceProcessing Time*2
Articles of Incorporation (5351)$95$124.95$300variesSame Day
Initial Return/Notice of Change (5284)$72.95$82.43Same Day
Initial Return (with incorporation) (5284)$39.95$45.14Same Day
Articles of Amendment (5261)$95$124.95$150variesSame Day
Articles of Amalgamation (5262)$95-$330$437.35Same Day
Articles of Continuance (5264)$95-$330
$437.352 bus. days
Application for Authorization to Continue Out of BCA (5265)$95-$330$437.352 bus. days
Articles of Reorganization (5267)$95-$150$257.352 bus. days
Articles of Arrangement (5266)$95-$330$437.352 bus. days
Articles of Dissolution (5268)$95$124.95$25varies2-3 bus. days
Articles of Revival (5269)$95-$330$437.352 bus. days
*1Completed PDF application form supplied by client.

*2Processing times vary and same day service may not be possible due to OBR system capacity limitations, processing volumes and the time the application is received by Centro.
*Administration fees apply when paying by credit card and are not shown above.