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Choosing a Name

 A company name must have a distinctive element, a descriptive element, and a corporate designation. For example, "John's Groceries Inc." would have the distinctive name "John's," the descriptive element "Groceries," and the corporate designation "Inc."

For the corporate designation, you may use "Limited," "Incorporated," "Corporation," or their abbreviations or French equivalents.

You should choose three names, in order of preference, to search for availability. The registrar of companies will search these in order of preference, and reserve one name for you, if it meets its guidelines and does not conflict with any other registered company names.

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