ESC was founded in 2009 as a private Ontario Corporation offering search, registration, and corporate supplies services.
ISC (TSX:ISV) is the leading provider of registry and information management services for public data and records. Throughout our history, we have excelled at delivering value to government, to industry and to our community. We are the partner of choice for governments and private sector organizations seeking solutions across the information management spectrum. (ISC)
ESC Corporate Services Ltd. (ESC) the servicing division of ISC delivers cutting-edge technology uniting public record data, customer authentication, corporate legal services, and collateral management to support a wide range of customers within the Government, Legal, Financial and Corporate sectors across Canada.
ESC offers a wide range of services for new business owners. From incorporation and business name registrations to mandatory corporate filings, business renewals, corporate supplies and even online marketing support, our services are fast and reliable.
To set up, a Registry Complete account please email [email protected]
You don’t need to set up an account to use our services unless you want to. You can click the Login button which will take you to our Registry Complete platform where you can process impromptu transactions without an account, or you can request to set up an account with ESC. Registry Complete Login.
You can reach ESC’s customer service by email or by phone at 416.595.7177 (or toll-free at 1.800.668.8208). We pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service and will be happy to answer any of your questions.
To view current turnaround times, please visit: ESC’s OBR Digital Reference Guide
Yes, when filing your Articles of Incorporation, you can select a different legal ending from your proposed name.
Even though a name search is a mandatory requirement, it’s not the same as a Federal Name Decision. A Federal Name Decision is the actual name pre-approval issued by Corporations Canada and is a guarantee that the name will be accepted for incorporation.
If your name has been rejected, you can request another name and apply for a Federal Name Decision again, or comply with the requirements outlined by Corporations Canada to use the proposed name.
Types of business registrations include sole proprietorship, various forms of partnerships (including limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships), and corporate styles.
No, a Corporate Profile Report isn’t required for business name registrations. However, we do suggest completing a preliminary name search to determine if your proposed business name is available.
Any director, officer, or individual with knowledge of the corporation, such as your lawyer, can authorize the Form 1 filing.
A Data Extract is used to obtain the current information on file with the Ministry for your corporation. This service automatically retrieves all corporation information that may be changed, and ensures the names and addresses exactly match the current corporate record. ESC recommends using a Data Extract for filing an Initial Return/Notice of Change or Annual Return when changing director/officer information.
A Certified PPSA Search has the Ministry’s certification stamp. It is worth noting that certified search results are delivered the next day.
On October 19, 2021, the Ontario government launched the new Ontario Business Registry. Businesses will now have access to a new online registry to process various transactions. Government services will be accessible online 24/7, with instant fulfillment and automated notices. To learn more, please visit our OBR FAQ digital guide at: ESC’s OBR Guide.
A Business Name is a registered name that is commonly used for businesses such as sole proprietors, partnerships, or additional operating names of a corporation. A corporation is considered its own “legal person” with its rights and liabilities, separate from its owners. Contact your legal advisor for detailed information about the differences.
Yes, but this involves a manual search. In this case, ESC staff will take your order online and then conduct the search at the Ministry of Government Services. You’ll get the results online, in PDF format, via Registry Complete.
ESC can obtain copies of documents filed at the Corporate Registry that include, but are not limited to, the following: Articles of Incorporation, Amalgamation, Amendment, Arrangement, Continuance, Reorganization & Dissolution, Articles of Revival, Corrected Certificates, Application for authorization to continue, Restated Articles of Incorporation, Application for Letters patent/Amalgamation/Continuance, Application for Supplementary Letters Patent, Application for Revival, Surrender of Charter, Corrected letters patent/Supplementary Letters Patent, Approval of Public Guardian & Public Trustee.