What is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent acts as a registered address of the corporation in the province or other jurisdiction of incorporation. The registered agent provides a registered address for the receipt of service of government filings (and in certain cases legal papers) and generally, acts as a local contact for government agencies. The registered agent forwards any such documents and correspondence to the corporation.

Certain provinces require that a corporation incorporated in their territory have a registered agent. Corporations often use a professional registered agent to maintain crucial documents sent from government departments or other agencies separate from other corporate correspondence.