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Doing business in Canada

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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Kreston Global retains 13th position in global rankings

Kreston Global has maintained its 13th position in the International Accounting Bulletin world survey, enjoying steady growth in 2021.

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Kreston Global reports strong growth to retain 13th place in 2022 IAB worldwide network ranking tables

Kreston Global’s Network ranking has just been published by the International Accounting Bulletin, and remains at 13th in the World, thanks to worldwide revenues of $2.6bn, an 8% increase on last year’s figures of $2.4bn.