Responsibilities for corporations, cooperatives and organizations

Revive a corporation or organization

What to do if you want to revive your organization.

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.

Registry agent product catalogue (PDF, 25 pages)

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.

  1. Fill out the forms

    Articles of revival (PDF, 2 pages)

    Notice of address (PDF, 2 pages)

    Notice of directors (PDF, 2 pages)

    Annual return (PDF, 2 pages)

    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

    Find a NUANS service provider

  2. 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.

  3. Find an authorized service provider

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.  Contact Corporate Registry by telephone at 780-422-1705 before you mail the forms.

Mail

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.

  1. Gather information

    You’ll 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
  2. Fill out the forms

    Application to Reinstate (PDF, 2 pages)

    Statement of Registration (PDF, 2 pages)

    Notice of Attorney for Service or Change of Attorney or Alternative Attorney (PDF, 2 pages)

    Notice of Assumed Name (PDF, 2 pages)

    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.

    Find a NUANS service provider

  3. Drop off the forms and information

    Bring the forms to an authorized service provider for processing.

    Find an authorized service provider

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.

BC Corporate Registry

Saskatchewan Corporate 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 (e.g. 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.

  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.

    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

  2. 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, 2 pages)
    • any address updates (PDF, 2 pages)

    Mail

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

    In person

    8:15 am - 4:00 pm
    Monday - Friday
    (excluding statutory holidays)

    South Counter
    Mezzanine Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
    10365-97 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

    Note:  To download PDF documents, right-click and select 'save as' and save to your computer.

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 (e.g. 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.

  1. Fill out the forms.

    Articles of revival for a society (PDF, 2 pages) OR

    Articles of revival for a religious society (PDF, 2 pages)

    Notice of address for a society (PDF, 2 pages) OR

    Notice of address for a religious society (PDF, 2 pages)

    all outstanding society annual returns  (PDF, 2 pages) 

    -  there are no annual returns for a religious society


  2. Get a NUANS report.



    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


  3. Mail or deliver the information and fee in person

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

    - there is no fee to revive a religious society

    Mail

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

    In person

    8:15 am - 4:00 pm
    Monday - Friday
    (excluding statutory holidays)

    South Counter Mezzanine Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
    10365-97 Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7

Note: To download PDF documents, right-click and select 'save as' and save to your computer.