Whether you're incorporating a new British Columbia-based company or onboarding an existing provincial corporation, Ownr provides seamless support for the process.
If you’ve already incorporated your company, you can still take advantage of the Ownr platform features by onboarding your company to Ownr to manage the ongoing legal compliance items for your company. You have 2 onboarding plans to choose from, which you can find more information about here.
What Type of British Columbia Companies can be Onboarded to Ownr?
In British Columbia, Ownr currently accepts provincially incorporated companies.
How Do I Start Onboarding?
Visit ownr.co/new, choose your country, select British Columbia as your province, and then choose Existing. Enter your company name in the Company Search page, and follow the prompts to complete your onboarding.
Note: BC provincial corporations must be onboarded during regular business hours.
Why Can't I Modify my Company's Directors?
Ownr automatically populates your company account with the directors registered with BC Registries and Online Services. If your directors have changed, you will first need to input the information as it is registered in BC Registries and Online Services. Then, after you have fully onboarded your company, you will be able to make amendments to your board of directors through your Ownr account. Read this article on how to add/edit/remove directors in your Ownr account.
Can I Upload my Additional Documents?
You can upload additional documents to your Ownr account during the onboarding process. You can do so by going to Documents > Upload Existing from your Ownr Dashboard.
If your company has employment agreements, convertible notes or SAFEs, it's best to wait until your company has completed onboarding. That way we can capture all the relevant data associated with these agreements when you upload them to their dedicated section in your Ownr account.
If you can't find all of your documents now, no need to worry! You'll also have the ability to add additional documents to your Ownr account after onboarding on an ongoing basis.