Choose a business structure

An investor can choose from a variety of business structures when looking to operate in Canada or Alberta.

When deciding on the type of structure to adopt to conduct business in Canada, consider:

  • The nature and scope of the business
  • The degree of liability involved
  • Financing requirements
  • Taxation issues

Canada Business Services (Government of Canada) has information to help you choose a business structure.

The most common types of business structures in Canada are: