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.
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|Office Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9:30 - 4:00|
Phone: (867) 920-8987