Incorporating a Business in Alberta
Rangeland Agencies can help you incorporate your business in Alberta. First, you need to decide if you want to have a named company or a numbered company. If you want to have a named company, you must first do a NUANS (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search), which confirms that there are no other registered business names in Alberta similar to yours. The NUANS report will reserve the proposed name for a period of 90 days, in most cases.
Regardless of whether you choose to be a named or numbered company, your company name must include “Corporation”, “Corp.”, “Limited”, or “Ltd.”
Named companies are required to first do a NUANS before moving onto the next step; numbered companies can begin by filling out the following forms (Adobe Reader required):
You may mail, fax, or email your completed forms to Rangeland Agencies to start your Alberta incorporation process. Please ask a Rangeland Agencies agent if you have any questions as you go through the process.