A Corporate Search report is obtained from the relevant Corporate Registry which reveals the required information to confirm a corporations existence, current status, filed documents, previous names, trade names and operating jurisdictions. Our service area includes all of North America.


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Search Report

Corporate Profile Report

The report includes:

  • Current status
  • Extra-provincial status (if applicable)
  • Registered office and mailing address
  • Names and addresses of officers and directors
  • Business names (active or expired)
  • Historical data on corporate name history and any amalgamations.

Available for all Provincial & Federal Corporations. The information provided will vary by jurisdiction.

Certificate of Status
Certificate of Good Standing
Certificate of Compliance

Issued by the relevant Provincial Corporate Registry this single page report includes:

  • Legal company name
  • Corporation number
  • Date of incorporation/ amalgamation
  • Current status
Document List
*Now included with the Profile Report

Lists all documents filed by the corporation since June 27, 1992 including name of document, filing date, person authorizing the filing, and if the corporation has received any default notices.

*Ontario only

Business Names List
*Now included with the Profile Report

Shows all active or renewed business names filed by (or ‘registered to’) the corporation within the last five years. Includes:

  • Full business name
  • Registration/ renewal date
  • Business Identification Number (BIN)

Available for active or expired names. More information is available by ordering a Business Names Search.

*Ontario only

Document Copies

Copies of the following Articles listed below can be requested from a Corporate Registry.

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Articles of Amendment (name changes and share structure)
  • Articles of Amalgamation
  • Articles of Dissolution
  • Articles of Revival
  • Initial Notices and/or Notices of Changes filed before December 1994 *For Ontario Corporations

In Ontario, relevant information about the following filings will only be shown on a Profile Report, Document List, or Point-in-Time Report.

  • Initial notices/returns for corporations filed after December 31, 1994.
  • Notices of Change filed after December 31, 1994.
  • 1994/1995 Special Notices (Year 3).
  • Notices of Intention to Dissolve, Notices of Opportunity to be Heard, Cancellation Orders for Failure to File a Special Notice or Annual Return
  • Annual Returns from 1995 and forward
Profile Report in a Point-in-Time

This report displays information for the corporation as of a specific date since June 27, 1992, which includes:

  • Active directors and officers
  • Select historical data, such as name history and amalgamating corporations

Directors and officers are listed as inactive if they have been reported as ‘ceased’ on the ‘as of date’ on the Notice of Change filing.

The date of the Point-In-Time should be based on a ‘Notice of Change’ date found on a Document List.  If a date is selected where a Notice of Change was NOT filed, the report will only display information on the public record as of that date and will not display any director changes.

*Ontario only

Inactive Paper Files

Searches for any of the above for corporations prior to the introduction of the provincial government’s Corporate Microfiche. These are the official public records available in paper form, stored off-site in Cooksville, ON. and take a minimum of 10 business days to arrive in Toronto. Up to 10 copies can be obtained upon request. A summary report outlining key dates of the file will also be provided.

*Ontario only