The Enterprise Register
The enterprise register is a system of legal publicity for all enterprises operating in Québec, regardless of their legal form. It is also a bank of public information made available to the general public.
The Registraire des entreprises deposits key information declared by enterprises constituted or operating in Québec in the enterprise register. This information has legal force and certain information is opposable.
This public register is constituted under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises, which is intended to protect the public and enterprises in their socio-economic and business dealings. Since January 1, 1994, all enterprises operating in Québec have been required to register. Enterprises must declare, in particular, their activities; the names and personal addresses of their shareholders, directors, partners and officers who are not members of the board of directors; the addresses of their establishments and the other names under which they carry on their activities.