Corporate Registry Searches

Corporate Registry is a centralized storehouse of corporate information for currently and formerly registered Alberta corporations, registered extra-provincial corporations, partnerships and trade names (business names), and non profit organizations.  This information is public information and is available to anyone upon request.

A request for information from Corporate Registry's records is called a 'search'.  All search services are provided by authorized service providers.

There are four types of on-line searches.

  1. Current Search - Current information on various types of entities, such as how long the organization has been in operation, its address, directors, shareholders, declarants, etc.
  2. Historical Search - Similar to a current search except that the information is correct as of a specific date in the past.
  3. Certificate of Status - Verification of the current status, such as 'active', 'dissolved', of a corporation or non-profit organization.  Certificates of status are not available for registrations under the Partnership Act.
  4. Historical Certificates of Status - Verification of the status of a corporation or non-profit organization as of a specific date in the past.  Historical certificates of status are not available for registrations under the Partnership Act.

Search results may be provided in different formats, depending on when the information was collected and what technology was available at that time.  For example, a corporation that was formed during the 1970's may have a large number of historical records that are available in .pdf format only.   Corporations formed in the 2000's will have most or all records stored only in the Corporate Registry computer system.