registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
1850.00 USD 1500.00 USD 1 12.00% 0.00 No
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Registration in the province of Alberta

alberta_1.jpgDo you want to start a business in Canada? There are some nuances depending on a region.
Let's consider certain important points.

A national test for entrepreneurs, developed in Canada, is advisable to be passed by everyone who is going to open own business in the country. Upon completion of the test, the government assesses your business potential and sends recommendations.

How to establish an offshore company in Alberta? In Canada, there are four main types of organizational and legal forms:

  1. Sole proprietorship.
  2. Partnership.
  3. Corporation.
  4. Cooperative.

Full list of legal forms is published on the website of the corporate register of the region.


Choice of name will depend on the organizational and legal form of a company. If, for example, you open a Sole proprietorship and use your name as a company name without any other words, you do not need to register a business in Alberta.

To manage a Sole proprietorship under a different name, enter it in the regional register of legal entities.

Remember that you can not register a name with the words Bank, Trust, Insurance.


Consult an experienced lawyer before proceeding with a procedure such as registering a company in Alberta.

A legal entity can be either holding or nominee one.

Cost of registration is an average of 2700 euros.

Capital for maintenance of activities is 1620 euros. Financial report is paid separately.

Minimum authorized capital is declared, but there are no requirements for payment. A director can be a natural person.

There are no requirements for residency of shareholders and directors. Citizenship of a secretary does not matter.

Annual income form is filled and submitted each year. Financial reporting and audit are not required.

Appointment of a nominee director, secretary and shareholders is permitted for EPC in Canada.

There is no currency control.

There is an opportunity to open accounts in banks of the country.

Registration of an offshore company in Alberta requires the provision or presentation of:

  • corporate name;
  • address;
  • description of the structure;
  • type;
  • information about directors.

Contact the professionals if you need a company registration in Alberta. In parallel with consulting with lawyers, you should discuss the situation with your accountant, who will help you choose the most appropriate form of ownership.


Taxation system as of 2019:

  1. Income tax: federal - 15%, municipal - 12%.However, Alberta’s province tax rate may be cut to 8% since 2022.
  2. Value Added Tax. Federal Rate is 5%, Alberta VAT rate is 0%.

Companies pay taxes according to a two-tier system, but small firms are allowed to file a report once a year.

Particular advantages of having your company in Canada:

  • ability to simplify the process of purchasing goods from the EU;
  • non-problematic export to Russia or Ukraine.
  • chance to obtain a residence permit.

Small enterprises pay small business tax: 9% - federal rate, 2% rate of Alberta.

Contact our lawyers if you are interested in the formation of a company in Alberta. We will provide professional assistance in registering your company. Offshore registration is one of the main directions of our activity.

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General information
Square661 848.00
Population3 720 950.00
State polityconstitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation
Telephone code1
Place in the world in corruption10
locationNorthern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US
Climatevaries from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north
Literacy rate99.00%
Ethnic groupsBritish Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%
National currencyCanadian dollar
USD exchange rate0.99
GDP per capita22
Official languageEnglish and French
Credit ratingAAA
The judiciarySupreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, Tax Court, provincial / territorial courts
Executive authorityHead of government: Prime Minister of Canada. Government: Federal Ministry, elected Prime Minister from among the members of his party in the parliament
Legislative authoritiesbicameral Parliament of Canada: Senate (105 seats), the House of Commons (308 seats)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesNo
Legal systemCommon Law, based on English Common Law
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeNo
Organizational and Legal FormsSorporation, unlimited liabilility company, Sole Proprietorship, partnership, co-operative, trust, local or branch of a foreign company
Indication of BPA in the name“Limited” or “Ltd.”
Local registered agentNo
Shares and share capital
Bearer sharesNo
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Basic corporate tax rate12.00%
Capital gains taxNo
Currency controlNo
Corporate tax rates details15% (federal) + 10% (province)
Stamp dutyNo
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedNo
The data reveals to the local agentNo
Data field to the public registryNo
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryYes
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryYes
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryNo
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerNo
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentNo
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableNo
The requirement for filing reportsNo
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditNo
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnNo
Open access to the Annual ReturnNo
The requirement for reportsNo
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)89
Membership in the OECDYes
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationNo
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