info for businesses, charitable and non-profit organizations

Service Alberta manages incorporation or registration of corporations, business names, extra-provincial corporations, societies, religious societies and non-profit organizations and administers related acts and regulations.

The ministry also licenses or registers diverse types of businesses in Alberta from travel clubs to employment agencies and cemeteries. It also oversees and enforces legislation and regulations that set standards for charitable organizations and professional fundraisers.

Programs and Services


Starting and running a business is easy thanks to BizPaL, a new online business permit and licence service that saves time spent on paperwork and helps entrepreneurs start up faster. Read more

Charitable Organizations

Learn about the standards and registration requirements for charitable organizations and professional fund-raisers and how to protect yourself from fraudulent, misleading or confusing solicitations. Read more

Corporate Registry

Provides an index of all Corporate Registry services and information including corporations, extra-provincial corporations, non-profit companies, and societies.   Read more

Government Buying/Selling

Service Alberta's Procurement Services serves Ministry and other Government customers by procuring the goods and selected services necessary to fulfill their business needs.  Services include purchase and/or contracting for supplies, transport, warehousing, asset tracking, management, and disposal when goods become surplus to Ministry needs.

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License and Register a Business

Find forms and instructions for licensing debt collectors, collection agencies, prepaid contractors, direct sellers, cemeteries, cemetery pre-need contractors, charities Read more