Changes to Corporations Canada Documents Released in the Last 12 Months

Canada Business Corporations Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
April 4, 2014 Minor change
  • mostly wording changes to increase the user-friendly nature of the document, including changes to the title and the names of the parties involved
January 20, 2014 Substantive change
  • a corporation that has been dissolved for less than 2 years is no longer required to file a NUANS Name Search Report as part of its application to be revived
October 15, 2013 Continuance (export) of a federal corporation Substantive change
  • Prince Edward Island has been pre-approved for continuance (export)
September 27, 2013 Name Granting Compendium Minor change
  • annexes B and C have been removed from the document
  • sample consent letters, which used to be Annex B, are now a separate webpage
  • Protecting Your Corporate name, which used to be Annex C, is now a separate webpage
September 11, 2013 Minor change to all forms
  • new wording in Annex A indicating that Corporations Canada will add, without the consent of the applicant, a period to an abbreviated legal element when that period is missing. Abbreviated legal elements requiring a period are Ltd., Inc., Corp. and S.A.R.F.
September 11, 2013 Minor change to all forms
  • new wording in Step 3 indicating that Corporations Canada will add, without the consent of the applicant, a period to an abbreviated legal element when that period is missing. Abbreviated legal elements requiring a period are Ltd., Inc., Corp. and S.A.R.F.
July 26, 2013 Minor change to all forms
  • format revised to ensure a high level of Web accessibility
  • the content of the forms remains unchanged
Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
April 4, 2014 Minor change
  • mostly wording changes to increase the user-friendly nature of the document, including changes to the title and the names of the parties involved
January 20, 2014 Substantive change
  • a corporation that has been dissolved for less than 2 years is no longer required to file a NUANS Name Search Report as part of its application to be revived
September 11, 2013 New document
July 17, 2013 Instructions for: Minor Change
  • Instructions revised to indicate that the form can be filed online using the Corporations Canada Online Filing Centre.
June 25, 2013 Minor Change
  • Addition of information for filing requests for incorporations, preapproval of a corporate name, change of directors information and change of registered office online.
April 29, 2013 New document
April 29, 2013 Minor change
  • added link to Information on Annual Return Filings for Not-for-profit Corporations
April 25, 2013 Minor change
  • format revised to ensure a high level of Web accessibility
  • the content of the forms remains unchanged
April 16, 2013 Substantive change
  • information added to the Guide on:
    • Checklist for Continuance (transition)
    • How to Avoid Common Deficiencies in Form 4031 – Articles of Continuance (transition)
  • small changes to wording
April 16, 2013 Minor change
  • small changes to the wording
Boards of Trade Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
October 17, 2013 Information on Annual Summary Filings for Boards of Trade New document
Canada Corporations Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
April 4, 2014 Minor change
  • mostly wording changes to increase the user-friendly nature of the document, including changes to the title and the names of the parties involved
December 11, 2013 Minor change
  • revised information on the Canada Gazette
Canada Cooperatives Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
April 4, 2014 Minor change
  • mostly wording changes to increase the user-friendly nature of the document, including changes to the title and the names of the parties involved
July 26, 2013 Minor change to the most used forms
  • format revised to ensure a high level of Web accessibility
  • the content of the forms remains unchanged

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