How much does it cost to register a business in Alberta

Alberta Trade name

An Alberta trade name is used when:

an individual does business under a name other than their own personal name
a corporation does business under a name other than its legal name
A trade name is also known as a sole proprietorship.

The government fee to register a new trade name in Alberta is $60. Register online a new Alberta Trade Name Here: Alberta Alberta Trade Name Registration.

Alberta Partnership

A partnership is created when 2 or more individuals, or 2 or more corporations, do business together as partners. All partners share in the profits and the risks or debts of the business.

The government fee to register a new partnership in Alberta is $60. Register a new Alberta Partnership Online here: Alberta Partnership Registration.

Alberta Limited partnership

A limited partnership consists of 1 or more general partners and 1 or more limited partners.

Each type of partner has different rights and responsibilities. For example, a general partner is usually liable for the debts of the business, while a limited partner is usually liable only for the amount they have contributed to the business.

Alberta Limited liability partnership

A limited liability partnership consists of partners in 1 or more eligible professions, such as accounting or law.

This type of partnership is similar to a regular partnership, except there is liability protection. A partner in a limited liability partnership is not generally liable for the negligence, wrongdoing, or misconduct of a partner, employee or agent.

Partners in a limited liability partnership may be individual practitioners or professional corporations.

Limited partnerships or limited liability partnerships based in other provinces must also register in Alberta when they do business here.

Alberta corporations

Incorporating a corporation creates a legal ‘person’ that’s separate and distinct from its individual owners.

The government fee to register a new corporation in Alberta is $445. Incorporate today online a new Alberta Corporation here: Alberta Incorporation Service.

Alberta Extra Provincial Corporations

If your corporation was formed in another province or country, it must be registered to carry on business in Alberta.

The government fee to register a new extra-provincial corporation in Alberta is $445. Register today online a new Extra-Provincial Corporation in Alberta here: Alberta Extra-Provincial Registration.