What's New

This page contains a list of recent updates to our web site, as well as new information.

August 13, 2020 - Chrome users are experiencing difficulties.  Please use Internet Explorer, Edge or Firefox.

June 29, 2020 – New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA), Extra Provincial Limited Partnerships and form changes

NWTPA:
NWPTA offers streamlined online registration and updates between Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia for some entity types. See NWPTA page for further details.

Extra Provincial Limited Partnerships:
Manitoba is introducing the ability to register a Limited Partnership from another Canadian Jurisdiction including under NWPTA. See NWPTA or the FAQ page for further details.

New Forms
The following forms have been changed (old versions will be accepted for 1 month):

 

February 24, 2020 - Beneficial Ownership

Register of Individuals with Significant Control
Beginning on April 8, 2020, most Manitoba corporations will be required to maintain a register of individuals with significant control over the corporation. Changes to The Corporations Act were accomplished through Part 3 of Bill 22 – The Business Registration, Supervision and Ownership Transparency Act that was passed Fall 2019.

Please take the time to read the following document. Please click here for details.

Restrictions Regarding Bearer Shares
Beginning on April 8, 2020 important changes take effect in Manitoba regarding the issuance, replacement and conversion of bearer shares. Changes to The Corporations Act were accomplished through Part 3 of Bill 22 - The Business Names Registration, Supervision and Ownership Transparency Act that was passed Fall 2019.

Please take the time to read the following document. Please click here for details.

 

January 16, 2020 - New West Partnership Trade Agreement

Manitoba has joined the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) with British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. NWPTA’s goal is to reduce barriers to trade, investment and labour movement making it easier to do business across these provinces. Registries are working with the Government of Canada to deliver streamlined extra-provincial registration and reporting requirements.

Work is underway to implement the Multi-jurisdictional Registry Access Service (MRAS), the new digital solution to share information among registries and for users to search its database. Canada's Business Registries is the portal available now to search information within MRAS.

To support Manitoba’s involvement in NWPTA, changes to The Corporations Act, The Business Names Registration Act and The Cooperatives Act and their regulations are moving through the legislative process. More information about changes to these Acts can be found in Bill 22 - The Business Registration, Supervision and Ownership Transparency Act, which received Royal Assent in Fall 2019.

The Companies Office anticipates announcing further information on specific changes in the near future.

 

August 13, 2018 - Fee Changes
As of October 1, 2018, the fees for certain services will change.   To view the changes, click here.

September 20, 2017 - New online filings and services are available
Login to:

  • Incorporate a new "business" corporation in Manitoba
  • Incorporate a new "non profit" corporation in Manitoba
  • Register an unincorporated business (sole proprietorship or partnership)
  • Renew a Business Name Registration
  • File a Notice of Change of Directors/Officers
  • File a Notice of Change of Registered Office Address
  • File a Notice of Change of Mailing Address for Annual Returns or Renewals
  • File a Notice of Change of Shareholders (Manitoba corporations only)
  • File Articles of Amendment to change the name of a Manitoba corporation
  • Obtain a Certificate of Status
Login toCompanies Online

 

July 10, 2017 - The Companies Online system has been implemented. 
Login to:

  • Perform searches to determine if an entity is registered or
    incorporated in Manitoba
  • Obtain  File Summaries for a registered/incorporated entity
  • File a Request for Name Reservation
  • File an Annual Return
Login toCompanies Online

June 15, 2017 - Effective July 1, 2017, the Companies Office hours of operation will be changed to 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

June 14, 2017 - Important notice regarding changes to Expedited Service. Please click here for details.

January 18, 2017 - Effective February 6, 2017, the Companies Office hours of operation will be changed to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

July 29, 2015 - Form and filing changes. To view the changes, click here.

July 16, 2013 - Fee Changes
As of October 1, 2013, the fees for certain services will change.   To view the changes, click here.

September 6, 2012 - Important Alert regarding telephone calls being made to businesses.  Please click here for details.

November 3, 2010 - Effective January 1, 2011, changes to the "Registration of a Business Name" form under The Business Names Registration Act will come into effect. To view the changes, click here.

April 30, 2010 - Fee Changes
As of August 1, 2010, the fees for certain services will change.   To view the changes, click here.

October 6, 2008 - Important alert regarding “commemorative" Business Name Certificates. Please click here for details.

January 21, 2008 - Important notice regarding changes to Expedited Service. Please click here for details.

October 10, 2007 - Information on how to file documents under The Corporations Act in counterpart is available online.  Please click here for details.

March 15, 2007 - Amendments to The Corporations Act come into force on April 16, 2007.  Please click here for details.

February 1, 2005 - Our web site address has changed.  Please click here for details.

January 11, 2005 - As part of a pilot project, the business name registration form can now be filled in on screen, prior to printing. To access the instructions for registering a business name, and the business name registration form, click here.

June 1, 2004 - Fee Changes
As of July 1, 2004, the fees for certain services will change.   To view the changes, click here.

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