One of the first decisions an entrepreneur or small business owner needs to make when incorporating is what form the business should have. There are generally three options in Canada, namely, sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation.
On our website there is good summary of each kind of Canadian business organization for review. I have also drafted a brief white paper on this topic. Also, I wrote an article about the selection of a business legal form for franchises.
You can also review our videos on YouTube on business registrations (sole proprietorships) and incorporations.
At the end of the day, while most businesses will select incorporation, this may or may not be the best way to start depending on your specific circumstances. As always, a competent lawyer and or tax specialist should be consulted.