NUANS® Searches

NUANS® is a computerized search system that, for the purposes of Corporate Registry, compares a proposed corporate name to a database of existing corporate names. This comparison determines the similarity that exists between the proposed name and existing names in the database that are already registered. If the name proposed has not been taken, the NUANS® report will reserve the proposed name, for a period of 90 days, for the person(s) requesting the report.

A NUANS® report is part of your incorporation documents if you wish to use a proposed name for your company.
If you do not wish to have a name for your company a numbered company can be used to represent the legal entity.
The assignment of this number is done at the time of registration.

Alberta Name search with reservation: (Required for Alberta Incorporations)
Federal Name search with reservation: (Required for Federal Incorporations)
Alberta name search without reservation

If you have any further questions, or would like to order a NUANS® search, please contact Gold Key Registries at 403-934-2375.