|Federal Incorporation||Provincial Incorporation|
|Corporate name protection is second only to Trademark Protection. The corporate name is protected across Canada.||Corporate name as a right is only protected in the province or territory of incorporation, although the name will also be protected from being used for Federal incorporation purposes by unauthorized parties.|
|Federal Name Granting Guidelines are very strict and many proposed names are rejected.||Incorporator’s responsibility to ensure that proposed corporate name is available for use. Names are rejected if they are exactly the same or conflict with another confusingly similar name already in use.|
|A federal Business Number is automatically assigned upon incorporation.||A federal Business Number must be applied for separately.|
|Can operate across the country as of right, subject to provincial extra-provincial filing requirements.||Can only operate within the province of incorporation as of right. Must register extra-provincially if operating out of other provinces (have a permanent office in).|
|Government Incorporation Fee – $200.00||Government Incorporation Fee – Will range from $100-
$350 depending on provincial jurisdiction.