Share Certificate Template (Part 1)

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Share Certificate Template

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Share Certificate Template

In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be discussing share certificates. In this blog, I’ll talk about what they are, what is a corporation, and what laws govern share certificates.

What are Share Certificates?

A “Share Certificate” is a document that identifies ownership in a “Corporation”. There is no set form for a share certificate, although it must include certain information (discussed in greater detail below). It often looks like a certificate with a fancy border and a place to insert the corporation’s seal (through an embosser).

What is a Corporation?

A “Corporation” is a legal person created by statute. It can own assets, open up bank accounts, enter into contracts, sue and be sued, etc. As aforementioned, it is a creature of statute: it is created, maintained, and can be dissolved in accordance with the provisions of the laws that govern it. Unlike other forms of business structures, a corporation exists SEPARATE and APART from its owners (called shareholders) and managers (called directors, officers, employees, agents, etc.).

What laws govern Share Certificates?

Throughout Canada, the laws that create Corporations also govern the content of Share Certificates:

These statues pretty must all say the same thing about what content must be included in a Share Certificate (discussed below).

In the next blog, I’ll talk about when Share Certificates get created…

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