Cancellation of Registration by the Registrar

If an extraprovincial non-share corporation has failed to file an annual report or any other return, notice or document required by the Societies Act, the registrar may cancel the registration of the extraprovincial non-share corporation.

Cancellation Process

  1. A letter is sent to either an attorney or the head office address notifying the extraprovincial non-share corporation there has been a failure to comply with the Act.
  2. If no response to the letter is received after one month from the date of the mailing that notifies the registrar that failures are being remedied, a notice is published by the registrar of the registrar's power to cancel the registration of the extraprovincial non-share corporation.
  3. Any time after the expiration of one month after the date of publication of the notice, and unless cause to the contrary is shown, the registrar may cancel the registration of the extraprovincial non-share corporation.
  4. Notice of the cancellation will be published by the registrar.

Request a Delay of Cancellation

If your extraprovincial non-share corporation receives notice of cancellation from the registrar and it intends to continue operations in B.C., you may request a delay of cancellation to enable your extraprovincial non-share corporation to comply. A delay of cancellation application must be submitted in writing by fax (250 356-8923) or by email.