NUANS Name Search

What is a NUANS Name Search?

NUANS stands for Newly Updated Automatic Name Search. It is is a computerized search system that compares a proposed corporate name or trade-mark with databases of existing corporate bodies, business names and trade-marks. This comparison determines the similarity that exists between the proposed name or mark and existing names in the database, and produces a listing of names that are found to be most similar.

NUANS Name Search Process

NUANS name search is necessary to incorporate your business in many Canadian jurisdictions, including Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island or Canada and the Federal jurisdiction. We recommend doing a preliminary business name search before requesting the NUANS reservation. This gives you an opportunity to search exact matches for up to 3 business names at a much lower price, eliminating easily-avoidable conflicts. A NUANS search can then be conducted for any one of the names that is available according to the preliminary name search.

Alberta, Ontario or Canada. We recommend doing a preliminary business name search before actual NUANS search. This gives you an opportunity to search for up to 3 business names at a much lower price. A NUANS search can then be conducted for the names available according to the preliminary name search. NUANS search is required by law in order to register a corporation in every province in Canada.

NUANS and Business Name Searches:

    Preliminary Name Search
  • Preliminary Name Search allows you to search for availability of 3 business names for one small fee.
  • Price: 3 names for15.00 plus tax
  • Preliminary Business Name Search



    BC Name Reservation
  • Conduct a Name search in British Columbia and reserve the available name.
  • Price: 59.95 plus tax
  • BC Name Reservation