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.
Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
June 10, 2014 Minor change
  • clarification of the example used in the definition of "ordinary resolution" to state that majority is more than 50%
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
Boards of Trade Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
June 24, 2014 New document
  • no changes to fees or service standards
October 17, 2013 New document
Canada Corporations Act Documents
Release Date Document Nature of the Change
October 3, 2014 Substantive change
  • Corporations Canada will stop accepting applications for surrender of charter on October 17, 2014
  • Corporations Canada will issue the Directive of Dissolution and Cancellation of Charter when the publication period is complete
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
September 24, 2014 Minor change
  • new format with simpler wording
September 24, 2014 Substantive change
  • statutory declaration can be signed by only 1 director
  • new wording for statutory declaration: the person signing is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that on the effective date of the amalgamation the solvency tests are met
  • no longer necessary for statutory declaration be signed within two weeks of the amalgamation date
  • New format with simpler wording
September 24, 2014 Substantive change
  • statutory declaration can be signed by only 1 director
  • New format with simpler wording
September 24, 2014 Substantive change
  • statutory declaration can be signed by only 1 director
  • New format with simpler wording
September 24, 2014 Substantive change
  • effective date of the certificate is the date when Corporations Canada received the complete application or any later date requested by the client
September 24, 2014 New document
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

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