Processing dates

Update as of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The Companies Office processes documents first-in-first-out based on received date. Throughout the year, the volume of received documents vary and therefore, so do processing and expedited services times. Please check this page regularly.

ONLINE FILINGS:

Document

Processing Timeframes

Annual Returns
Change of Business Location
Change of Directors/Officers
Change of Mailing Address
Change of Registered Office
Change of Shareholders
Renewals

Completed immediately

Articles of Incorporation*
Business Name Registrations*
Name Changes*
NWPTA Cancellations and Registrations *
Power of Attorney*

Some of these filings may be completed immediately. However, if your filing is submitted for internal review, it will be completed within 4-6 business days.

Name Reservations*

Currently processing February 2, 2023

Current Expedited Service Standards
(additional fees apply)

All filings (except Name Reservations) - 5 business days

Name Reservations - 4 business days.

*Documents are returned by email when processed.


PAPER FILINGS:

Document

Processing documents received on:

Name Reservations

February 2, 2023

Corporate Filings (Incorporations, Registrations, Amendments, Revivals, etc.)*

January 24, 2023

Business Name Filings (Registrations, changes, etc.)*

January 11, 2023

Annual Returns, Renewals, Notices of Change, Power of Attorney

February 3, 2023

Requests for copies*

February 3, 2023

Current Expedited Service Standards
(additional fees apply)

All filings (except Name Reservations and Annual Returns) - 5 business days

Name Reservations - 4 business days.

*Documents are returned within approximately 7 business days after being processed (excluding delivery time).

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