Cost

Service providers will charge a government fee and a service fee for filing annual returns for Alberta and out-of-province corporations.

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Alberta corporation

You must submit an annual return to an authorized Corporate Registry service provider. A reminder will be sent to your corporation’s registered office one month before the anniversary of incorporation.

If you do not file the annual return, your corporation may be dissolved.

Step 1. Gather shareholder information

You will need to collect the following information for your top 5 shareholders:

  • names
  • addresses
  • percentages of issued voting shares

Step 2. Fill out the form

Annual Return (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Step 3. Take your information to a service provider

You need to take your form to an authorized Alberta service provider. You will need to take:

  • your annual return
  • valid ID
  • fee payment

If your information meets requirements, the service provider will enter it into the Corporate Registry computer system.

Out-of-province corporation

If your corporation's home province is British Columbia or Saskatchewan, you do not have to file an annual return in Alberta.

If your corporation is from another province or country, you will have to file annual returns in Alberta. You will follow the same process as Alberta corporations, shown above.

Alberta cooperative

You must submit an annual return to the Director of Cooperatives. A reminder will be sent to your cooperative’s registered office shortly after the fiscal year end.

If you do not file the annual return, your cooperative may be dissolved.

Step 1. Gather information

Prepare a list of officers and directors effective as of the annual meeting date. Include the following information:

  • names
  • title
  • addresses

You must also gather the following information:

  • annual meeting date
  • number of members
  • auditor name and address

If a Unanimous Agreement is being added or ended, the agreement must be submitted with the Notice of Initial Execution/Termination of a Unanimous Agreement form. Submit these documents at the same time as the annual return.

Step 2. Fill out the forms

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Step 3. Send or drop off the form

Send the form and other attached information to the office of the Director of Cooperatives. Also, send any unanimous agreement with its related form, if applicable.

There is no charge to file the annual return or a unanimous agreement.

Email: sa.businesslicensing@gov.ab.ca

Fax: 780-427-3033

Mail or drop off address:

Service Alberta
Director of Cooperatives
3C, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L4

Out-of-province cooperative

If your cooperative is incorporated in British Columbia or Saskatchewan, you do not have to file an annual return in Alberta.

If your cooperative is from another province or country, you must submit an annual return to the Director of Cooperatives. A reminder will be sent to your cooperative’s registered office in Alberta close to the anniversary of registration.

Step 1. Gather information

Prepare a current list of officers and directors. Include the following information:

  • names
  • title
  • addresses

Step 2. Fill out the form

Annual Return (PDF, 178 KB)

Step 3. Send the form

Send the form and other attached information to the office of the Director of Cooperatives.

There is no charge to file the annual return.

Email: sa.businesslicensing@gov.ab.ca

Fax: 780-427-3033

Mail or drop off address:

Service Alberta
Director of Cooperatives
3C, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L4

Non-profit company

You must submit an annual return to Corporate Registry. A reminder will be sent to your non-profit’s registered office one month before the anniversary of incorporation.

If you do not file the annual return, your company may be dissolved.

Step 1. Gather information

Gather a current list of officers and directors including:

  • names
  • addresses
  • position titles

If the company has shareholders, get a list of the top 5 shareholders instead. Include the following information:

  • names
  • addresses
  • percentages of issued voting shares

If the company is a public company, you must also include a copy of the current audited balance sheet.

Step 2. Fill out the form

Annual Return (PDF, 290 KB)

Step 3. Send or deliver the form in person

Send or drop off the form and information to Corporate Registry.

There is no charge to file the annual return.

Mailing address:
Corporate Registry
Service Alberta
Box 1007 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W6

In-person:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
South Counter
Mezzanine Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

Religious society

Religious societies do not file annual returns.

Society

You must submit an annual return to Corporate Registry. A reminder is sent to your society one month before the anniversary of incorporation.

If you do not file the annual return, your society may be dissolved.

Step 1. Gather information

Gather a current list of officers and directors including:

  • names
  • addresses
  • position titles

You will also need an audited financial statement.

Step 2. Fill out the form

Annual Return (PDF, 72 KB)

Step 3. Send or deliver the form in person

Send or drop off the form, audited financial statement and current list of officers and directors to Corporate Registry.

There is s no charge to file the annual return.

Mailing address:
Corporate Registry
Service Alberta
Box 1007 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W6

In-person:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
South Counter
Mezzanine Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

Contact

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7013
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)