12. Parent Company

12.1 Is the company a parent or a subsidiary company?
12.2 Is the parent U.S. or foreign-owned?

Basic information on corporate structure may be found at Canada’s Business Registries. You can  also search for a federally registered corporation at Corporations Canada on the Industry Canada website.

The Inter-corporate ownership product is a comprehensive source of information available on corporate ownership. It is essentially directory of “who owns what” in Canada. It provides up-to-date information reflecting recent corporate takeovers and other substantial changes.

The Canadian section of Search Systems links to corporate registration information at the provincial level in the “corporations and business” tab.  The level of information available and whether there is a fee involved varies by Province. You may also want to explore other types of public information that is available.

Open Corporates also provides access to public records on privately held firms worldwide.

You should also consult the company web site and Hoover’s where you can buy more detailed information.