Responsibilities for corporations, cooperatives and organizations

Annual returns for corporations, cooperatives, and organizations

Keep your corporation, cooperative, or non-profit organization active and in good standing with Corporate Registry by filing your annual return.

Cost

Service providers will charge a government fee and a service fee for filing annual returns for Alberta and out-of-province corporations.

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Alberta corporation

You must submit an annual return to an authorized Corporate Registry service provider. A reminder is mailed to your corporation’s registered office one month before the anniversary of incorporation.

If you don’t file the annual return, your corporation may be dissolved.

  1. Gather shareholder information

    You will need to collect the following information for your top 5 shareholders:

    • names
    • addresses
    • percentages of issued voting shares
  2. Fill out the form

    Annual Return (PDF, 2 pages)

  3. Take your information to a service provider

    You need to take your forms to a registry agent or authorized Alberta service provider. You’ll need to take:

    • your annual return
    • valid ID
    • fee payment

    If your information meets requirements, the service provider will enter it into the Corporate Registry computer system.

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Out of province corporation

If your corporation's home province is British Columbia or Saskatchewan, you don’t have to file an annual return in Alberta.

If your corporation is from another province or country, you will have to file annual returns in Alberta. You will follow the same process as Alberta corporations, shown above.

Alberta cooperative

You must submit an annual return to the Director of Cooperatives. A reminder is mailed to your cooperative’s registered office shortly after the fiscal year end.

If you don’t file the annual return, your cooperative may be dissolved.

  1. Gather information

    Prepare a list of officers and directors effective as of the annual meeting date. Include the following information:

    • names
    • title
    • addresses

    You must also gather the following information:

    • annual meeting date
    • number of members
    • auditor name and address

    If a Unanimous Agreement is being added or ended – the agreement must be submitted with the Notice of Initial Execution/Termination of a Unanimous Agreement form. Submit these documents at the same time as the annual return.

  2. Fill out the form

    Annual Return

    Notice of Initial Execution/Termination of a Unanimous Agreement (if applicable)

  3. Send or drop off the form

    Send the form and other attached information to the office of the Director of Cooperatives. Also, send any unanimous agreement with its related form, if applicable.

    There is no charge to file the annual return or a unanimous agreement.

    Mail and Drop off

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

    Fax

    780-427-3033

    Email

    sa.businesslicensing@gov.ab.ca

Out of province cooperative

If your cooperative is incorporated in British Columbia or Saskatchewan, you don’t have to file an annual return in Alberta.

If your cooperative is from another province or country, you must submit an annual return to the Director of Cooperatives. A reminder is mailed to your cooperative’s registered office in Alberta close to the anniversary of registration.

  1. Gather information

    Prepare a current list of officers and directors. Include the following information:

    • names
    • title
    • addresses
  2. Fill out the form

    Annual Return

  3. Send the form

    Send the form and other attached information to the office of the Director of Cooperatives.

    There is no charge to file the annual return.

    Mail and Drop off

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

    Fax

    780-427-3033

    Email

    sa.businesslicensing@gov.ab.ca

Non-profit company

You must submit an annual return to Corporate Registry. A reminder is mailed to your non-profit’s registered office one month before the anniversary of incorporation.

If you don’t file the annual return, your corporation may be dissolved.

  1. Gather information

    Gather a current list of officers and directors.

    If the company has shareholders, get a list of the top 5 shareholders instead. Include the following information:

    • names
    • addresses
    • percentages of issued voting shares

    If the company is a public company, you must also include a copy of the current audited balance sheet.

  2. Fill out the form

    Annual Return (PDF, 2 pages)

  3. Send or deliver the form in person

    Send or drop off the form and information to Corporate Registry.

    There’s no charge to file the annual return.

    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

Religious society

Religious societies don’t file annual returns.

Society

You must submit an annual return to Corporate Registry. A reminder is mailed to your society one month before the anniversary of incorporation.

  1. 1. Gather information

    Gather a current list of officers and directors.

    You will also need an audited financial statement.

  2. Fill out the form

    Annual Return (PDF, 2 pages)

  3. Send or deliver the form in person

    Send or drop off the form, audited financial statement and current list of officers and directors to Corporate Registry.

    There’s no charge to file the annual return.

    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

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