Incorporating a Business in Alberta
An Alberta corporation is a legal entity created by the filing of certain documents. Being a legal entity a corporation has the rights, powers and privileges of an individual. A corporation is a legal entity separate from its shareholders and it also has certain tax and financial advantages. Any business carried on for profit can become a corporation.
Once you decide to incorporate as a named company you will have to purchase a NUANS report from Registrations Are Us. (If you are going to be a numbered company you don’t need a NUANS name search.) The NUANS will show you all existing corporations with names similar to your suggested name. Because you want no conflicts you cannot use a name that is identical to that of another corporation.
You must complete 3 forms: a Notice of Directors, a Notice of Address and your Articles of Incorporation. We can help ensure that your documents are complete and then we enter the data onto the system, creating your new corporation. We can also provide a Corporate Minute Book & Corporate Seal for your new company.
What You Need to Register a Corporation in Alberta
What is a NUANS report?
A NUANS (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search) search is a comprehensive search that compares a proposed Alberta or extra-provincial corporation name or a proposed non-profit name to a database of Alberta and federal corporation names.
How can I get a NUANS report?
To obtain a GST number, call 1-800-959-5525.
Workers Compensation Board
To set up a Workers Compensation account, call toll-free in Alberta 1-866-922-9221.