The hallmark of a corporation is the ‘limited liability’ protection that it offers to its shareholders and directors. The corporation is a separate legal entity which can contract in its own name, without liability on the part of the owners or managers of the corporation. Click: “Incorporation”.
When considering a name for your corporation you should always seek professional and business advice.
The basic information required for New Urban Registry to incorporate your company is as follows and can be filled out in our on-line forms which can be faxed or emailed to New Urban Registry (click: Forms Note: Rush fees may apply):
A Business (Corporate) Name
If the proposed name is not already in use by another corporation, it may be used as your corporate name. A name search is necessary. (Click: NUANS Reports”) It will reveal similar business names in use in Alberta. You should avoid assuming a name that is similar to others in use, or which may be misleading or confusing.
Registered Address (Address for Service)
Records Address (Business address)
Contact information for incorporator(s)
You will need to provide New Urban Registry with Articles of Incorporation, which among other things sets out the number and class of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue. You should seek legal or accounting advice in preparing your articles. For general or standard articles, please visit Masuch Albert LLP.
It is prudent from the outset to prepare a minute book for your corporation to record all corporate documentation, as well as the minutes of all meetings of the shareholders and directors.
The corporation is required to file an annual return to update the addresses and the names of directors and shareholders. Failure to do so may result in the corporation being struck from the corporate registry by the Government of Alberta.
Business Number and GST Registration:
New Urban Registry can assist in registering your corporation for GST and other requirements. You can register yourself with the Government of Canada at the Harry Hayes Building (220-4th Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta), or through the Government of Canada website.