Virtual meetings approved

Bill 53: the Service Alberta Statutes (Virtual Meetings) Amendment Act received Royal Assent on March 26, 2021 and is now in force. It updates rules to allow organizations to provide meeting notices, conduct meetings and hold votes using digital technology, if their bylaws do not prohibit it. Learn more.

Cost

There is a revival fee which varies depending on the type of corporation or organization you want to revive.

Service providers will charge a government fee and a registry agent fee for revival of Alberta corporations and reinstatement of extra-provincial corporations.

Revival procedures

  • Alberta corporation

    An interested person, as described below, may revive a dissolved corporation as long as an application is made within 5 years of the original date of dissolution.

    Property of a dissolved corporation is transferred to the Province of Alberta and may be claimed back within a certain time period as legislated under Part 6 of the Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act.

    An interested person is defined as anyone who:

    • has had monetary or legal rights affected by the corporation’s dissolution such as a director, shareholder or creditor and/or
    • had a direct relationship with the corporation prior to dissolution

    Step 1. Fill in the revival and other forms

    Step 2. Get an Alberta NUANS report (if applicable)

    If the corporation has been dissolved for 3 or more years, provide an Alberta NUANS report to find out if any similarly-named corporations were formed after your corporation was dissolved.

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    Step 3. Drop off the forms

    If the interested person had a direct relationship with the corporation before it was dissolved, take the forms to an authorized service provider for processing.

    Find an authorized service provider

  • Interested person with no direct relationship to the Alberta corporation

    If an interested person was never authorized to complete annual returns, or address, or director updates, the articles of revival must be sent to Corporate Registry. A revival fee may also apply. Phone Corporate Registry at 780-422-1705 before mailing the forms to the address below.

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

  • Alberta corporations resuming business in BC, Manitoba or Saskatchewan

    If you plan on reinstating your corporation’s registration in BC, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, you can do so at no charge once you receive your Alberta certificate of revival. In most cases, you will also need to apply and pay for a name search and reservation.

    Step 1. Apply for and name search and reservation in:

    Step 2. Apply for reinstatement or restoral in:

  • Out of province corporation resuming business in Alberta

    You can apply for reinstatement when your corporation from another province or country was previously registered in Alberta and wants to resume business here.

    Step 1. Gather information

    You will need to provide:

    • a certified copy of the charter documents
    • certified copies of any charter amendments
    • proof the corporation is active in its home province or country

    Step 2. Fill out the forms

    Step 3. Get an Alberta NUANS report (if applicable)

    You will also need to provide an Alberta NUANS report to find out if any identical or similarly-named corporations were formed or registered after your corporation's registration was cancelled.

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    Step 4. Drop off the forms and information

    Bring the forms to an authorized service provider for processing.

    Find an authorized service provider

  • Corporations from BC, Manitoba or Saskatchewan

    If a BC, Manitoba or Saskatchewan corporation wants to reinstate its registration in Alberta, apply for a new extra-provincial registration in Alberta through Alberta's Online Extra-Provincial Registration. There is no cost for registration.

    In most cases, you will also need to apply and pay for an Alberta Reservation Report (NUANS report). You can obtain the report through Alberta's Online Extra-Provincial Registration or you can purchase your report from a NUANS service provider.

  • Alberta cooperative

    Any interested person may revive a dissolved cooperative, as long as an application is made within 5 years of the original date of dissolution.

    Contact Corporate Registry for instructions and forms.

    Email: [email protected]

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

  • Alberta cooperatives resuming business in BC, Manitoba or Saskatchewan

    Contact Alberta Corporate Registry for information and instructions.

    Email: [email protected]

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

  • Out of province cooperative resuming business in Alberta

    You can apply for reinstatement when your cooperative from another province or country was previously registered in Alberta and wants to resume business here.

    Contact Corporate Registry for instructions and forms.

    Email: [email protected]

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

  • Cooperatives from BC, Manitoba or Saskatchewan

    A cooperative from BC, Manitoba or Saskatchewan that wants to reinstate its registration in Alberta is considered a new registration. There are streamlined processes available through your home province registry.

  • Non-profit company

    Any interested person may restore a dissolved non-profit company.

    An interested person is anyone who:

    • has monetary or legal rights who has been affected by the non-profit’s dissolution (for example, a director, shareholder or creditor)
    • had a direct relationship with the non-profit before it was dissolved

    Non-profits cannot be restored if they have been dissolved for 5 or more years. The property of a dissolved non-profit is transferred to the Government of Alberta and can only be claimed back within a certain time period.

    Step 1. Get a court order

    A person interested in restoring a dissolved company must apply to the court for an order to restore the company.

    Step 2. Get an Alberta NUANS report (if applicable)

    If your non-profit has been dissolved for 3 or more years, you will also need to provide an Alberta NUANS report to find out if any similarly-named non-profits, were registered after your company was dissolved.

    Find a NUANS service provider

    Step 3. Send the information to Corporate Registry

    The following will need to be sent:

    • cheque for the $75 restoration fee, payable to the Government of Alberta, or send an email to [email protected] to arrange for electronic payment
    • the court order
    • NUANS report
    • all outstanding annual returns (PDF, 290 KB)
    • any changes of directors (PDF, 159 KB) – Director residency requirements have been eliminated as of March 29, 2021
    • agent for service for non-profit company (PDF, 92 KB) – this is a new requirement for any company restored on or after March 29, 2021
    • any address updates (PDF, 273 KB)

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

  • Society and religious society

    Any interested person may revive a dissolved society or religious society.

    An interested person is anyone who:

    • has monetary or legal rights who has been affected by the society or religious society’s dissolution (for example, a director, shareholder or creditor)
    • had a direct relationship with the society or religious society before it was dissolved

    Societies and religious societies cannot be revived if they have been dissolved for 5 or more years. The property of a dissolved society or religious society is transferred to the Alberta government and can only be claimed back within a certain time period.

    Step 1. Fill out the forms

    Society

    Religious society

    Step 2. Get an Alberta NUANS report (if applicable)

    If your society or religious society has been dissolved for 3 or more years, you will also need to provide an Alberta NUANS report to find out if any societies were formed after your society or religious society was dissolved.

    Find a NUANS service provider

    Step 3. Send the information to Corporate Registry

    Include a cheque for the $50 society revival fee, payable to the Government of Alberta, or send an email to [email protected] to arrange for electronic payment.

    There is no fee to revive a religious society.

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

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Contact

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