Alberta Corporate Registry

With its roots planted firmly in Alberta, Goldkey Registry is proud to offer a full range of corporate registry services for budding or existing companies, including such services as NUANS searches and personalized assistance with annual returns 

Corporate Registration Services in Alberta 

Goldkey Registry is happy to open its doors to Alberta businesses, both budding and existing, where we can assist you with all things corporate registration in the province. We are happy to provide the following offerings:  

  • Annual returns 
  • NUANS searches 
  • Maintenance of a corporation 
  • Amending of a corporation 
  • Dissolving of a corporation 
  • Reviving of a corporation 
  • Trade name registration 
  • Corporation detail searches 
  • Incorporation processes 

Want to discuss our services in further detail? Contact us at Goldkey Registry at 403-934-5959, or visit our office in-person to discuss all your Alberta corporate registry needs. Beneath, we have further detailed the corporate registration services we offer here in Alberta. 

Annual Returns 

To remain incorporated, every company in Alberta must file an “annual return” upon the anniversary of their incorporation date. The process may unfold as follows: 

  • Via mail, you will receive a pre-printed government form. 
  • You are mandated to go to a registry to file this form within 18 months of your incorporation anniversary. 
  • In the event that you should fail to file your annual return within the 18 months, your corporation will be deemed dissolved. 

NUANS Searches 

What is a NUANS search? A NUANS search is the process of looking to see if a suggested corporate name has already been taken or not. If it has not, the name will be reserved for a period of 90 days. This is then considered a part of the incorporation process and the NUANS search will be required as part of your incorporation documents. You will not be required to provide a NUANS report if you are incorporating a numbered company.  

Incorporation in Alberta 

Looking to start a business? It’s an exciting time but know that there’s work to be done first! Here at Goldkey, we are more than happy to help you with all your incorporation needs. Note that as this is a legal process necessary to begin a corporation (as well as the process that separates the owners and/or investors financially and legally from a business) it can be hugely helpful to have a team of experts with you on your side. 

With this process, you may also register an additional extra-provincial amalgamation or corporation at Goldkey Registry.  

Maintenance of an Albertan Corporation 

Should you need assistance with the maintenance of your Albertan business, Goldkey is happy to help. We are proud to offer the following services: 

  • Certificate of status 
  • Certified copy of information 
  • Certified copy of microfilm or digital document 
  • Certified copy of transactions 
  • Annual return assistance 

Discuss with us if you need any help with registry-related corporate maintenance for your Albertan business.  

Amending of an Albertan Corporation 

Do you need help amending your Albertan corporation? We can help. We offer the following: 

  • Adding, removing, or updating corporation attorneys, directors, shareholders, record keepers, receivers, etc. 
  • Register an amalgamation 
  • Changing the jurisdiction for Alberta or extra-provincial companies 
  • Change the corporation’s name, status, and address 

Revival of an Albertan Corporation 

Goldkey is happy to offer corporation revival services in the province of Alberta.  

Dissolving of an Albertan Corporation 

If you need to dissolve your corporation, you can do so by filing the appropriate paperwork with Goldkey and we will issue a certificate of dissolution.  

Trade Name Registration in Alberta 

If you are creating a business or renaming one, we’ve got your back. Goldkey Registry is proud to provide the following services in the province: 

  • Registering or cancelling an extra-provincial assumed name 
  • Registering an English/French name equivalency 
  • Trade/corporate name registration 

Corporation Detail Services in Alberta 

Do you want more information on existing registered corporations, partnerships, on-profits, trade names, etc.? Goldkey provides Alberta corporate registry searches. We offer: 

  • Certified copies of transaction 
  • Certified copies of information 
  • Certificates of status 
  • Historical searches 
  • Current searches 

Corporate Registry Fees in Alberta 

As a portion of our fees set out for corporate registration in Alberta are pre-determined by the provincial government, Registry Fees may vary depending on the complexity of the registry task. 

How much does it cost to register a corporation in Alberta? 

It costs $464 without a minute book to register a corporation in Alberta and $690 to register with a book. 

How much do registration services typically cost in Alberta? 

It largely depends on the individual service. Some services may have a pre-set government fee, whereas others do not. Here, at Goldkey, we price our services based on their individual complexity.  

How much does it cost to file an annual return in Alberta? 

From the month of March 2020 and onwards, it costs roughly $70 to file an annual return in Alberta. The set fee, as determined by the provincial government, is $50 for this service.  

Frequently Asked Questions About Corporate Registry Services in Alberta 

Are you interested in knowing more about our corporate registration services in Alberta? See below for some of our most frequently asked questions. 

What exactly is a corporate search? 

A corporate search is a detailed process by which a database of current and historical corporations are detailed. This allows the searcher to determine a corporation’s name and registered address. 

What is a NUANS report? 

A NUANS report – or “Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search” is a process that compares a proposed corporation name with an existing database of both Albertan and Canadian corporations. If you are planning to incorporate (and not using a numbered company) you will not be allowed to do so if you have a very similar or the same name as another corporation. 

What are the steps to incorporating a business in Alberta? 

You can incorporate a business with Goldkey in a few easy steps. Consider the following 6-step process:

  • Choose a numbered company or select a name. You can skip the next step if using a numbered company. 
  • Get a NUANS report to ensure no other corporation has the same name as you. 
  • Fill out your Articles of Incorporation. You can receive this in-person or online. 
  • Register your company’s official address in a Notice of Address. Note that this address must be in Alberta. 
  • Elect/appoint at least one director and register them in a Notice of Directors. 
  • Submit your application package with Goldkey, including all of the above information with the presentation of a valid ID and submission of a fee payment.  

Areas We Serve

GoldKey Registry has extensive experience handling the corporate registry process throughout Alberta. The overall process remains similar, but there might be slight differences depending on your location. Explore our specific information pages for corporate registration in Chestermere or Strathmore to learn more about any specific details.

  • Rockyford 
  • Standard 
  • Beiseker 
  • Indus 
  • Drumheller 
  • Rockyford 
  • Standard 
  • Beiseker 
  • Indus 
  • Drumheller 
  • Arrowwood 
  • Acme 
  • Linden 
  • Three Hills 
  • Trochu