Annual return – Business corporations

Every business corporation has to file its annual return with Corporations Canada every year. Filing an annual return avoids the potential dissolution of the corporation.

A corporation key is mandatory to file an annual return and individuals with significant control information.

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What you need to know about annual returns

Keeping your corporation in good shape

Did you know that filing your annual return and information on individuals with significant control (ISC) with Corporations Canada is one of the 5 simple steps you need to do to keep your corporation in good shape?

Filing obligations

Regardless of the size of your business, you must file an annual return and ISC information every year with Corporations Canada. Learn more about your other filing obligations.


Business corporations need to file an annual return and ISC information within 60 days following their incorporation, amalgamation or continuation anniversary date. Get to know all the details of the deadline for filing an annual return.

Annual return FAQs

Do you still have questions about your annual return? Consult our annual return FAQs for businesses.

Individuals with significant control

Businesses now have to file information on their individuals with significant control (ISC) at the same time as filing their annual return.