What is the difference between a BC and a Federal company?

BC Company

  • Incorporated in British Columbia.
  • Must register extra provincially in other provinces the corporation does business in.
  • Must register to do business in each province it wants to do business in.
  • Name protected against further registration in British Columbia, not the rest of Canada.

Federal Company

  • Incorporated federally.
  • Does not have to register extra provincially in each province it does business in.
  • Must register to do business in each province it wants to do business in.
  • Name protected against similar registrations in all of Canada.