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NUANS® Name Search Report     


For federal companies, corporate names must first be pre-approved by the Corporations Directorate before you use them. For a name to be considered, the Directorate requires the submission of a Federal NUANS® Name Search Report. NUANS® is an Industry Canada computerized search system that compares your proposed corporate name with a database of existing corporate bodies and trademarks. The Directorate requires and relies on the Federal NUANS® Name Search Report when determining whether to approve or reject your proposed name. Use LegalDeeds to generate this document, and obtain pre-approval for your proposed corporate name. You will receive an electronic ( PDF ) copy of your report by email within 1 hour (24 hours/day, 7 days/week).

The fee for the Federal NUANS® Name Search Report is $35, payable in Canadian dollars. There is no government fee for pre-approval.

Contact Information

The only contact information we need is your e-mail address. It allows us to send you the finished documents. It will not be included in the documents.


Company Name Sought

Enter the corporate name you propose. The name must end with one of the following corporate designations: "Limited", "Limitee", "Incorporated", "Incorporee", or "Corporation", or an abbreviation therefrom (e.g. "Ltd.", "Ltee", "Inc.", or "Corp.").

Notice!  Name approval by the Corporations Directorate is not guaranteed. Further, rejection does not result in a LegalDeeds refund. To avoid rejection, click here for a brief tutorial on helpful strategies for choosing a distinctive corporate name.

Corporate Name:

Validity Period

The Federal NUANS® Name Search Report is valid for a period of 90 calendar days. Whether the purpose of your Federal NUANS® Name Search Report is for an Incorporation, or for a formal Change of Name, you must act within the 90 day period.


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