If, after considering the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation, the organization wants to proceed, at least three applicants who are 19 or older and who will become the provisional directors of the organization must file an Application for Incorporation and a Name Search report with the Corporate Affairs Branch of Service New Brunswick.
If your organization is going to operate nationally you may choose to incorporate federally. Non-profit organizations can be incorporated at the federal level under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II. This includes both charitable corporations and membership corporations, such as social, professional or fraternal organizations.
The following items must be submitted to the Corporations Directorate in order to obtain a Letters Patent of Incorporation:
- application for letters patent, in duplicate;
- affidavit or statutory declaration;
- $200 filing fee;
- current Canada-based NUANS name search report;
- copy of the proposed bylaws; and
- covering letter stating the street address of the corporation's head office.
Information for non-profit organizations, including kits to help you apply for federal incorporation, is available online.