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How quickly can I set up a business?

1-2 weeks


What is the minimum investment needed?

There is no minimum.


How can I raise finance?

Shareholders may advance funds, third party shareholders may invest, bank or private lending.

What are the legal requirements for setting up my business?

You can operate as a branch of the existing foreign entity or incorporate a Canadian subsidiary, either federally or provincially.

What structure should I consider?

This depends on whether the business in Canada has a permanent establishment.  In the case of a permanent establishment, the usual recommendation would be a subsidiary Canadian corporation.

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