Tag Archives: British Columbia

New Wills Law for BC


This is a summary of British Columbia’s new Wills, Estates, and Succession Act, which was to come into force in early 2012 and has been delayed to Spring 2013. The new Act repeals the Estate Administration Act, Probate Recognition Act, Wills Act, Wills Variation Act, and sections of the Law and Equity Act, and Survivorship and Presumption of Death Act.

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BC: Partnerships & Proprietorships

The British Columbia Registry Services have made some changes to how proprietorships and partnerships are registered. Form 2 and Form 3 of the Partnership Regulation have had the words “residential or registered address” removed and the address for a proprietor or partner is now defined to be a residential address only if the partner or proprietor is an individual.

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Incorporation in Canada

Incorporating a business in Canada used to involve completing various paper forms and submitting them to a government office. Today the process is digital. It now involves filling-in and submitting applications online at provincial or federal registries. Before you do this, you need to make a number of decisions about the corporate name, shares and shareholders, your registered office, and more. Continue reading