Corporate Registries

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Corporate Registries is responsible for:

  • the incorporation of businesses, societies and co-operative associations;
  • registering companies incorporated in other jurisdictions but carrying on business in the Northwest Territories, and
  • the registration of partnerships, sole proprietorships and certain business names.

Once incorporated or registered, changes to a corporation's name, objectives, share structure or bylaws must be approved by the Registrar. The corporations must also file various other documents such as annual returns, notices of directors or officers, notices of the registered office address and financial statements. The applicable legislation also provides for the means by which a corporation may voluntarily dissolve itself as well as the means by which it may be dissolved or struck from the register for failure to meet all filing obligations.

All documents maintained in the corporate registries are available for inspection by the public.

It should be noted that the Corporate Registries office does not in general act as an enforcement agency, provide legal counseling services, supervise the conduct of corporations or non-profit organizations, nor act as a mediator in the case of internal disputes.

For more information, please contact:

Corporate Registries

Postal Address
Corporate Registries
Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Canada
Courier Address
Corporate Registries
Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, Stuart M. Hodgson Building
5009-49th Street
Yellowknife, NWT X1A 2L9
Canada
Phone: (867) 920-8987
Toll Free: (877) 743-3302
Fax: (867) 873-0243

Office Hours are weekdays from 9:30 - 4:00