Adding a First Director and an Incorporator

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Before completing a task where a first director and an incorporator are needed, follow the steps below!

Adding a first director and an incorporator is required in task workflows including Formation, Notice of Change, and Initial Return.

Once in the entity where the first director/incorporator is to be added, navigate to Principals. Click on the blue + New button.


1. Participant

Once selected, a box will pop up to enter the responsible professional's details. Select the profile type and add NOTES if needed.

Select an existing profile to add by using the search bar. If the profile has not yet been made for this person, click the New button at the bottom left-hand corner of the box.


2. Addresses

To add an address, click the blue + Address button.

If there is already an address associated with the profile, select an existing address or add a new address type by clicking + New at the bottom right-hand corner of the box.


3. Roles

Add their PRINCIPAL ROLE by clicking the drop-down menu and selecting First Director or Incorporator. If they have multiple roles, click the blue + Role button.

Add the EFFECTIVE and END dates by selecting the date on the pop-up calendar. If entered manually, please ensure that the date is in this format:


If the principal is still with the organization, the END date can be left blank.


4. Review

And finally, this tab is to review that all relevant information has been entered accurately.

Once everything is confirmed accurate, click the blue Save button at the bottom right-hand corner of the box.