Services and information

  • Get a business licence – Overview

    Information on business licences, other licences and registrations in Alberta and additional resources for businesses.

  • Consumer licensing forms

    Commonly used forms, without instructions or additional information for first-time applicants.

  • Auctions

    Get a licence to engage in the business of holding sales by public auction.

  • Cemeteries

    Find licences and registration requirements for different types of cemetery businesses.

  • Cemetery pre-need contract business

    Get a licence for a business that provides, or arranges for the provision of cemetery supplies or cemetery services.

  • Cemetery pre-need contract salesperson

    Get a licence to authorize a person to solicit or enter into pre-need contracts a an agent for a cemetary business.

  • Monument business

    Get a licence to authorize a monument business to provide, or to arrange for the provision of cemetery supplies or cemetery services.

  • Monument salesperson

    Get a licence to authorize a monument salesperson to solicit to enter or enter into pre-need contracts as an agent for a cemetery business.

  • Charitable organizations

    Organizations soliciting donations in Alberta must register as a charitable organization if their fundraising efforts meet certain criteria.

  • Collection agency - Alberta

    Get a licence for a business that collects or attempts to collect debt or debts from a debtor in Alberta.

  • Collection agency - Out-of-province

    Get a licence for an out-of-province collection agency business.

  • Collector

    Get a licence for a person employed or authorized by a collection agency to carry on the activities of a collector.

  • Cooperative

    Get a licence for a cooperative.

  • Debt repayment agency

    Get a licence for a debt repayment agency.

  • Debt repayment agency - Out-of-province

    Get a licence for a debt repayment agency that operates outside of Alberta.

  • Debt repayment agent

    Get a licence for a collector employed or authorized by a debt repayment agency to act for or deal with debtors.

  • Direct sellers (door-to-door sellers)

    Get a licence for a business where sales contracts are done in person at any place other than the seller’s place of business.

  • Employment agency

    Get a licence for a business that secures persons for employment, secures employment for persons or evaluates persons for employers.

  • Fund-raising businesses

    Get a licence for a business that makes or manages solicitations on behalf of a charitable organization.

  • High-cost credit business licence

    Get a licence for a business that provides high-cost credit to a borrower in Alberta.

  • Home inspection business

    Get a business that provides home inspection services to consumers.

  • Home inspector

    Get a licence for an individual who is employed by one or more home inspection businesses to conduct home inspections.

  • Marketing of gas and/or electricity business licence

    Get a licence for a business that markets gas and/or electricity.

  • Payday loan business

    Get a licence for a business that offers, arranges or provides a payday loan to a borrower in Alberta.

  • Prepaid contractors

    Get a licence for an individual who solicits, negotiates or concludes prepaid contracts related to work on private dwellings.

  • Retail home sales

    Get a business licence to sell mobile homes, modular homes and packaged homes.

  • Time share and points-based contracts

    Get a business licence for a business that offers, solicits, negotiates or concludes time share contracts or points based contracts.