NUANS Corporate Name Search

NUANS is being modernized! An updated website and search application will be launched on June 6, 2016.

NUANS will be unavailable June 4 and 5, 2016. Visit us on June 6, 2016.

The NUANS team, Corporations Canada
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Toll free: 1-866-333-5556 / TTY: 1-866-694-8389

A NUANS corporate name search report is required by the federal and most provincial / territorial governments when granting new corporate names for use. The reports list similar existing corporate names and trademarks; they are used to determine the availability of a new proposed name. Ensuring that new corporate names do not create confusion with others is intended to protect Canadian businesses and consumers.

To obtain your NUANS report you may create your own, or request assistance from a NUANS registered member who will create the report for you:

Create My Own Report

  • Applies to federal and Northwest Territories incorporations only
  • Cost: $21.47 plus applicable taxes
  • My Reports

Request Assistance

  • Applies to federal incorporations and most provinces and territories
  • May include other related services
  • Cost: Varies