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 service fee for revival of Alberta corporations and reinstatement of extra-provincial corporations.

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Alberta corporation

Any interested person may revive a dissolved corporation.

An interested person is anyone who:

  • has monetary or legal rights who has been affected by the corporation’s dissolution (e.g. a director, shareholder or creditor) and/or
  • had a direct relationship with the corporation before it was dissolved

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

Step 1. Fill out the forms

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

If your corporation 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 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.

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Interested person with no direct relationship to the Alberta corporation

If the 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.  Call Corporate Registry at 780-422-1705 before you mail the forms.

Mailing address:

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

Alberta corporations resuming business in BC or Saskatchewan

If you plan on reinstating your corporation’s registration in BC or Saskatchewan, you can do so at no charge once you receive your Alberta certificate of revival.

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 get:

  • 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.

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Corporations from BC or Saskatchewan

If your BC or Saskatchewan corporation wants to reinstate its registration in Alberta, there are streamlined processes available through your home province registry.

Alberta cooperative

Any interested person may revive a dissolved cooperative.

Cooperatives cannot be revived if they have been dissolved for 5 or more years.

Contact the office of the Director of Cooperatives for instructions and forms.

Email: sa.businesslicensing@gov.ab.ca

Mail or drop off address:

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

Alberta cooperatives resuming business in BC or Saskatchewan

Contact your home jurisdiction for information and instructions.

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 the office of the Director of Cooperatives for instructions and forms.

Email: sa.businesslicensing@gov.ab.ca

Mail or drop off address:

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

Cooperatives from BC or Saskatchewan

A cooperative from BC 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.

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Step 3. Send or deliver the information in person

The following will need to be sent to Corporate Registry:

  • cheque for the $75 restoration fee, payable to the Government of Alberta
  • the court order
  • NUANS report
  • all outstanding annual returns (PDF, 290 KB)
  • any address updates (PDF, 273 KB)

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 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.

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Step 3. Mail or deliver the information and fee in person

Include a cheque for the $50 society revival fee, payable to the Government of Alberta.

There is no fee to revive a religious society.

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)