Corporate Registries

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There are a few different types of entities to choose from when starting a business.  The following link will provide you with some information about how to begin: How to Incorporate/Register a Business or Non-Profit Body

Cooperatives

Operating as a cooperative within Alberta, British Columbia or Saskatchewan has been simplified thanks to the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA).  Please refer to Cooperatives for more information.

Corporations

For information on forming an Alberta incorporation please visit the following link: Alberta Corporations

Cochrane Registries can provide you with the necessary forms for forming an Alberta incorporation.  These forms can also be found here.

Extra-Provincial Corporations

If you have an incorporation existing in another province and you would like to perform business in Alberta as well, you have the option to “register” your current incorporation extra-provincially.  This will allow you to perform business in Alberta while still maintaining your corporation in its home jurisdiction rather than having two separate incorporations.

For more details and the required forms: Extra-Provincial Corporations, Forms.

Non-Profit Companies

For information and the required forms regarding non-profit companies please use the following links: Non-Profit Companies, Forms

Registering a non-profit company cannot be done through a registry office.  You must submit your requirements directly to the Corporate Registry.

Charitable Organizations

For information and the required forms regarding charitable organizations please use the following link: How to Register a Charitable Organization

Registering a charitable organization cannot be done through a registry office.  You must submit your requirements directly to the Corporate Registry.

Partnerships and Trade Names

Depending on the legal structure you require, a partnership or a trade name (sole proprietorship) may be for you.  The following link will provide you with information and the required forms about each type of business name: Partnerships and Trade Names (Business Names)

Religious Societies

For information and the required forms regarding religious societies please use the following links: Religious Societies,  Forms.

Registering a religious society cannot be done through a registry office.  You must submit your requirements directly to the Corporate Registry.

Societies

For information and the required forms regarding religious societies please use the following links: Societies,  Forms.

Registering a society cannot be done through a registry office.  You must submit your requirements directly to the Corporate Registry.

Reviving a Legal Entity

If your legal entity has been struck please visit the following link to determine your best course of action for a revival: Revive a Legal Entity, Forms.

Dissolving a Legal Entity

For complete information on how to dissolve your Legal Entity please click here.

Corporate Searches

Various searches regarding currently or previously registered Corporations, extra-provincial corporation, partnership, trade name, or non-profit organization can be obtained through our office. The types of searches available are listed here.

NUANS

A NUANS (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search) search will compare a proposed corporation name against against a database of Alberta and federal corporation names.

For more information please use the following links: