Canada Questions


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What to watch for when getting a TN work visa as cofounder for a startup in states?

does anyone have experience with getting a TN visa (I am a Canadian engineer) as a tech cofounder (aka software engineer)? How did it go for you? How did you handle the equity-only part, the job...

asked Nov 4 '13 at 20:01
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Paul Lam
101 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
438 Views
In Canada with a Client from USA

I'm located in Ontario, Canada. I'm in talks with a company in the United States to do a software contract. We met here in Canada. I'm wondering what the tax and regulations of such a contract...

asked Sep 12 '13 at 06:12
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Philip K
166 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
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Copyright and Ownership of Code in a Tech Startup

I am currently involved in a Canadian tech startup, and as I am about to enter equity negotiations, I would like to clarify the ownership and copyright of the code base, to better understand the...

asked Jul 8 '13 at 08:55
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Chris
6 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
380 Views
Turning a hackathon organization into a registered entity

I'm organizing a hackathon this summer and my team and I have had a lot of fun bootstrapping the whole process. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we tossed around the idea of making the...

asked Jul 19 '13 at 08:01
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Max Mackie
166 points

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1 Answers
362 Views
Setting up daughter companies?

I have a federally incorporated company, lets call it Company INC, and a bank account for it. The company activity is listed as a technology company, but I want to branch out and do some more...

asked Apr 6 '13 at 07:08
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4 Votes
2 Answers
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Co-Founder of Company wants to quit

I have a unique problem that I was hoping to get some clarity on. The Co-Founder of our business (in Canada) wants to end the business and get out. The company has been operating for 3 years and...

asked Mar 31 '13 at 15:21
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Ben
23 points

3 Votes
1 Answers
476 Views
Can I form a partnership if one of the partners is out-of-country?

I am a Canadian software developer who is currently harbouring an open-source project that I am currently working on with one other person, who lives in Chile. Eventually I want to turn the...

asked Mar 15 '13 at 00:15
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Joe Z.
116 points

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If a foreigner incorporates federally in Canada for a web company, is provincial registration required?

If a foreigner wants to incorporate in Canada for a web startup which will have no actual physical presence in Canada (except for the required director), does he have to also register (and pay...

asked Feb 11 '13 at 05:27
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Phil
114 points

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2 Answers
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Will I REALLY save on taxes by incorporating offshore?

I'm about to launch a product and need to register a company (in order to handle payments for my product, and get a merchant account). I'll give specific information on my own situation below, but...

asked Jan 6 '13 at 00:25
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Nick Budden
129 points

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2 Answers
456 Views
Guideline for self-filing a provisional patent application

I'm looking to file a provisional patent application in Canada and the US. From what I've been told, the process is not easily out-sourceable, and I'm on a shoestring startup budget. I would like...

asked Oct 19 '12 at 01:59
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Blueberryfields
426 points

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Canadian patent law and "filing date" - what exactly is the benefit of having a "priority date"?

According to the Canadian patent info site, here, a patent application can claim a priority date of a previous patent, filed in Canada or in a country with an appropriate treaty, as long as the...

asked Oct 19 '12 at 03:07
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Blueberryfields
426 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
506 Views
are there tax benefit considerations when choosing a fiscal year end for a canadian corporation?

For a canadian corporation, is there any tax considerations for choosing a specific date for the fiscal year end? (for example, is it different to end the year in April vs December in terms of tax...

asked Oct 24 '12 at 06:58
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Dave
8 points

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1 Answers
440 Views
Can a person own more than one corporation in Canada?

If someone already owns a corporation, can he create and run another one at the same time?

asked Jul 28 '12 at 14:43
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Dave
34 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
435 Views
Is a professional accountant required in a federal or a provincial corporation in Canada?

Is a professional accountant required by law to do annual taxes/reports/filings for a federal or a provincial corporation in Canada? I am about to incorporate my company but don't have enough money...

asked Jul 29 '12 at 04:43
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Dave
34 points

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2 Answers
564 Views
Does it matter if a online business is registered or not?

I was wondering about having my online business registered in Canada. My biggest concern about having my business registered is does the governments rules really matter when it comes to online...

asked Jul 31 '12 at 16:33
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Ub3rst4r
103 points

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Starting up a company in the U.S. and Canada?

I am a U.S. citizen working in Canada on a work visa. A small team and I have been working on a startup in our free time up here in the great north, so we're primarily based out of Canada. However,...

asked Mar 26 '12 at 11:19
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1 Answers
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Setting up a small business in United States with Canadian citizenship?

Where can I find more information on setting up a small business in USA as a Canadian citizen? I need to incorporate in the USA, would this automatically allow me to work in USA? Or does there need...

asked Mar 24 '12 at 15:53
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Kim Jong Woo
644 points

5 Votes
3 Answers
710 Views
Does using Fulfilment by Amazon in a different country makes you liable to charge local sales tax in the country?

My business is in Canada. I sell goods online that I ship by mail. I would like to use a fulfilment center in the UK to lower the cost of shopping for my european sales. Do I become liable for...

asked Jan 1 '12 at 19:29
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1 Answers
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Suggest best way to process payments?

We are from NJ. Our start up consists of 2 people. Previously, all of our clients were through our contacts, so we just accepted cheques for payment and deposited them in our Bank of America small...

asked Dec 18 '11 at 11:25
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Varchar1
33 points

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Typical salaries for Senior Ruby on Rails developer in Montreal (Quebec)

What is a typical salary for a senior (with 3 years of experience) Ruby on Rails developer in Montreal? And how much does it cost totally to the employer? Thanks

asked Dec 26 '11 at 04:04
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Thomas Limberman
4 points