Cost

Service providers will charge a government fee and a service fee for filing liquidation and dissolution information.

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Alberta corporation

Step 1. Vote to dissolve the corporation

You and other shareholders or directors can vote if your corporation has stopped doing business and doesn’t have any debts.

Step 2. Sell all property and pay all debts

If the corporation still has liabilities, you and the other shareholders must appoint a liquidator to deal with the corporation’s assets and settle those debts to the best of their ability.

Step 3. Fill out the form

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Step 4. Other forms related to dissolution

Step 5. Submit your forms

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

  • your forms
  • 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

You must cancel your corporation’s Alberta registration when:

  • it has stopped doing business in Alberta or
  • it has been dissolved in the home province or country

BC or Saskatchewan Corporations

If your corporation's home province is British Columbia or Saskatchewan, there are special streamlined processes for you to cancel the corporation's out of province registration in Alberta. Contact your home jurisdiction registry office for information.

If your corporation is from another province or country, you must submit a cancellation request.

Step 1. Write the cancellation request

Put your cancellation request in writing.

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 request
  • valid ID
  • fee payment

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

Alberta cooperative

Step 1. Vote to dissolve the cooperative

The members, and investment shareholders when applicable, can vote by a special resolution to dissolve if the cooperative has stopped doing business; or an interested person can apply to the Court for an order to dissolve the cooperative.

Step 2. Sell all property and pay all debts

If the cooperative has assets and liabilities, the members must direct the Board of Directors to settle the debts and distribute the assets.

Filing a Statement of Intent to Dissolve puts the cooperative status into liquidation, if required.

An Articles of Dissolution form must be submitted after the liquidation is complete.

Step 3. Fill out the form

An Articles of Dissolution form is required to end every Alberta cooperative, except in the case of a court order. When liquidation or dissolution occurs by court order, you will need to get a certified-true copy of the court order.

Step 4. Send the form

Send or drop off the form to the office of the Director of Cooperatives with original signatures.

There is no charge to file a liquidation or dissolution.

Mail or drop off address:

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

Out of province cooperative

You must cancel your cooperative’s Alberta registration when:

  • it has stopped doing business in Alberta or
  • it has been dissolved in the home province or country

If your cooperative was incorporated in British Columbia or Saskatchewan, there are special streamlined processes for you to cancel the cooperative’s registration in Alberta. Contact the Corporate Registry in your home jurisdiction for information.

If your cooperative is from another province or country you must submit a cancellation request.

Step 1. Write the cancellation request

Put your cancellation request in writing.

Step 2. Send the request

Send or drop off the request to the office of the Director of Cooperatives. Original signatures are not required.

The cancellation is not effective until 120 days have lapsed after a notice is printed in a publication that is generally available to the public.

There is no charge to file a cancellation.

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

Step 1. Decide to dissolve

If a non-profit company has stopped doing business and it does not have any debts, the members can vote on a special resolution to dissolve the company or they can apply to the Court for an order to dissolve the company.

Step 2. Sell all property and pay all debts

If the non-profit company still has liabilities, the company members or the Court must appoint a liquidator to settle those debts to the best of their ability.

When liquidation is complete, the company can be dissolved by special resolution of the members or by court order.

Step 3. Fill out the forms

There’s no charge to file a liquidation or dissolution.

Step 4. Send or drop off the information

Send or drop off a certified-true copy of the liquidator appointment, special resolution or court order to Corporate Registry.

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 can only be dissolved by court order.

Step 1. Get a court order

Step 2. Send or deliver the court order in person

Send or drop off a certified-true copy of the court order to Corporate Registry.

There’s no charge to file the court order.

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

Society

Step 1. Decide to dissolve

If a society has stopped operating and does not have any debts, the members can vote to dissolve the society or they can apply to the Court for an order to dissolve the society.

Step 2. Sell all property and pay all debts

If the society has liabilities, the members or the Court must appoint a liquidator to settle those debts to the best of their ability.

When liquidation is complete, the society can be dissolved by a special resolution of the members or by court order.

Step 3. Fill out the form

When liquidation or dissolution occurs by court order, you will need to get a certified-true copy of the court order.

Step 4. Send or deliver the form in person

Send or drop off the form or court order to Corporate Registry.

There is no charge to file a liquidation or dissolution.

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)