One of more persons creates a company and file corporation documentation with the Provincial Companies Office.  The Corporation is considered a separate legal entity and is taxed as such.  The Corporation is the account owner.   There may or may not be a doing business as name and there are signers as designated by a resolution. 

Sunrise will require:
  • Signatures on our account opening documentation
  • Two pieces of identification for each officer and signer
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of last Annual Return or Certificate of Status – newly     incorporated companies will not have this until after their first anniversary date.  The 9 digit business number with CRA
  • Articles of Amendment – if applicable – confirms change of formal legal name
  • Copy of Registered Trade name registered with the Manitoba Companies Office– if applicable – confirms any registered trade name used besides the formal legal name.  This is required if member wants to accept cheques in any other name besides the corporation’s legal name.  Manitoba Companies Office can be reached at Toll-free: 1-888-246-8353 (in Manitoba)  Fax: (204) 945-1459 Email: or website
  • Shareholder Register – confirms owners
  • Directors Register – confirms directors and officers
  • Copy of Corporate Minutes – verifies signing authority on the Sunrise Credit Union account for all non-profit organizations, non-share corporations, complex corporate structures etc.
  • A copy of any Power of Attorney documentation if applicable