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Cost

Service providers will charge a service fee to file change notices for Alberta and out-of-province corporations.

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Alberta corporation

Alberta corporations need to provide an authorized Corporate Registry service provider with address or director updates within 15 days of a change and agent for service updates as soon as they occur.

The agent for service requirement goes into effect on March 29, 2021.  If your corporation existed on March 29, you will have one year to appoint an agent for service.  If you do not appoint an agent for service by March 29, 2022, your corporation can be dissolved by the Registrar of Corporations.

Canadian residency requirements for Alberta corporation directors have been eliminated as of March 29, 2021.

Step 1. Gather information

If your corporation is appointing its first agent for service or changing its agent for service, you will need to get:

  • The names, address, email address, and appointment date for the new agent for service.
  • You can also appoint an alternative agent for service.
  • The agent or alternative agent must be an individual and must have a physical and mailing address within Alberta.
  • Agents for service and alternative agents for service must be part of the same firm but may be located at different addresses within Alberta.
  • The new agent or alternative agent must consent to their appointment.

When the agent for service has resigned, they must give 60 days notice of their resignation to the corporation and notice of the resignation has to be reported to Corporate Registry.

When the corporation has revoked the appointment of an agent for service, the revocation date must be reported to Corporate Registry.

Failure to appoint a new agent for service within one year of the previous agent's revocation or resignation means your corporation can be dissolved by the Registrar of Corporations.

If your corporation is changing directors, you will need to get:

  • names and addresses of incoming directors
  • appointment dates of incoming directors
  • names of outgoing directors
  • resignation or cessation dates of outgoing directors

Directors must be at least 18 years old.

If your corporation is changing its legal addresses, the new registered office must be a physical location in Alberta, such as a street location or legal land description. If the registered office address does not have mail delivery, an Alberta postal address must also be supplied.

Step 2. Fill out the form

Fill out the form associated with the change you are making:

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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 provide:

  • your information
  • 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, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, report any corporation agent for service changes to Alberta through Alberta's Online Extra-Provincial Registration. There is no cost.

If your corporation is from another province or country, you will need to provide an Alberta Corporate Registry service provider with head office address or director updates within 30 days and Alberta agent for service updates as soon as they occur.

The agent for service requirement goes into effect on March 29, 2021.  Existing out-of-province corporations will have their current Alberta 'attorney for service' changed in the Corporate Registry records to 'agent for service'.  The requirements, duties and responsibilities for attorneys and agents are the same.

Failure to appoint a new agent for service within one year of the previous agent's revocation or resignation means your corporation's registration can be cancelled by the Alberta by the Registrar of Corporations.

Step 1. Fill out the form

Fill out the form associated with the change you are making:

Step 2. 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 form
  • valid ID
  • fee payment

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

Alberta cooperative

Alberta cooperatives need to provide the Director of Cooperatives with cooperative address changes or director changes within 15 days of the change.

Step 1. Gather information

If your cooperative board is changing directors, positions, or addresses, you will need to get:

  • names, addresses, and positions of incoming directors
  • appointment dates of incoming directors or position changes
  • names, addresses, and positions of outgoing directors
  • resignation or cessation dates of outgoing directors
  • new address information for directors if applicable

At least 50% of the board of directors must be resident Canadians.

If your cooperative is changing its address or contact information, you will need to get:

  • telephone number, fax number, or email address if applicable
  • complete address information including the postal code

A new registered office must be a physical location in Alberta, such as a street location or legal land description. If the registered office address does not have mail delivery, an Alberta mailing address must also be provided.

Step 2. Fill out the form

Fill out the form associated with the change you are making:

Step 3. Send the form

Send the form to the office of the Director of Cooperatives.

There is no charge to file these updates.

Email: [email protected]

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, there are special streamlined processes for you. Contact your home jurisdiction registry office for information.

If your cooperative is from another province or country, you will need to provide address or director updates within 30 days of a change.

If your cooperative is from another province or country, you will need to provide Alberta attorney updates immediately.

Step 1. Fill out the form

Fill out the form associated with the change you're making:

Step 2. Send the form

Send the form to the office of the Director of Cooperatives.

There is no charge to file these updates.

Email: [email protected]

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

Alberta non-profit companies need to provide Corporate Registry with address or director updates within 15 days of a change and agent for service updates as soon as they occur.

The agent for service requirement goes into effect on March 29, 2021.  If your company existed on March 29, you will have one year to appoint an agent for service.  If you do not appoint an agent for service by March 29, 2022, your company can be dissolved by the Registrar of Companies.

Alberta residency requirements for non-profit company directors have been eliminated as of March 29, 2021.

Step 1. Gather information

If your company is appointing its first agent for service or changing its agent for service, you will need to get:

  • The names, address, email address, and appointment date for the new agent for service.
  • You can also appoint an alternative agent for service.
  • The agent or alternative agent must be an individual and must have a physical and mailing address within Alberta.
  • Agents for service and alternative agents for service must be part of the same firm but may be located at different addresses within Alberta.
  • The new agent or alternative agent must consent to their appointment.

When the agent for service has resigned, they must give 60 days notice of their resignation to the company and notice of the resignation has to be reported to Corporate Registry.

When the company has revoked the appointment of an agent for service, the revocation date must be reported to Corporate Registry.

Failure to appoint a new agent for service within one year of the previous agent's revocation or resignation means your company can be dissolved by the Registrar of Companies.

If your company is changing directors, you will need to get:

  • names and addresses of incoming directors
  • appointment dates of incoming directors
  • names of outgoing directors
  • resignation or cessation dates of outgoing directors

Directors must be at least 18 years old.

If the company's legal addresses are changing, the new registered office must be a physical location in Alberta, such as a street location or legal land description. If the registered office address does not have mail delivery, an Alberta postal address must also be supplied.

Step 2. Fill out the form

Fill out the form associated with the change you’re making:

Step 3. Send the form to Corporate Registry

Send the form and information to Corporate Registry.

There is no charge to file this update.

Mailing address:
Corporate Registry
Service Alberta
Box 1007 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W6
Email: [email protected]

Society and religious society

Societies and religious societies need to provide Corporate Registry with address updates within 15 days of a change.

Societies may provide officer and director updates when they occur, otherwise they will be updated when the society's annual return is filed.

Step 1. Fill out the form

Societies

Religious Societies

Step 2. Send the form to Corporate Registry

Send the form and information to Corporate Registry.

There is no charge to file this update.

Mailing address:
Corporate Registry
Service Alberta
Box 1007 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4W6
Email: [email protected]

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)