Establishing a company in Alberta

There are many factors to consider when establishing a company in a foreign market. This information is provided as an overview. It is a good idea to seek professional advice to ensure your business needs are appropriately addressed.

To establish a company to operate and conduct business within Alberta, you will need to:

Choose a business structure

An investor can choose from a variety of business structures when looking to operate in Canada or Alberta.

When deciding on the type of structure to adopt to conduct business in Canada, consider:

The nature and scope of the business
The degree of liability involved
Financing requirements
Taxation issues

The most common types of business structures in Canada are:

Contractual relationship
Joint venture
Sole proprietorship

Choose a location

Choosing a location for your Alberta operations is an important part of establishing a new business in Alberta.

Register your business

Requirements to register a business depend on the type and structure of the business. There are specific processes, forms and fees associated with different business types.

Service Alberta is the Government of Alberta Ministry that:

Manages incorporation, business names and extra-provincial corporations
Administers the related legal acts and regulations
Licenses or registers businesses in Alberta

The Service Alberta website provides information about

Operating a business in Alberta
Dissolving or reviving a legal entity
Incorporating a company
Choosing a business name
Outlining obligations and responsibilities after incorporating or registering a business

Starting a new Business in Alberta?

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Why should I incorporate in Alberta?

One of the most frequently asked questions by entrepreneurs starting a new business is: “Should I incorporate?” The answer to this question is usually: “That depends on your particular situation and your particular needs.” Among the factors to consider in making these decisions are the benefits of incorporating (versus operating the business as a sole proprietorship or partnership) and the implications that incorporation may have for the business.

Benefits of incorporating

Separate legal entity
Limited liability
Lower corporate tax rates
Greater access to capital
Continuous existence

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