Written by Ali Abdulla
JD Candidate 2024 | UCalgary Law
When incorporating under the Alberta Business Corporations Act [ABCA], a Notice of Corporate Address must be sent to the Registrar along with the Articles of Incorporation. The Notice of Corporate Address Form contains language that may be confusing, as it refers to (1) the address of the registered office, (2) the records address, and (3) the address for service by mail. For clarity, we explain each of these terms below:
All of the above addresses must be in Alberta. Note that if the directors of the corporation change the address of the registered office, records office, or address for service of the corporation, they must notify the Registrar within 15 days of such change.
To end, we briefly note that a corporation under the ABCA must also appoint an agent for service through a Notice of Agent for Service. An agent for service is a resident Albertan who can accept notices and documents on behalf of a corporation, and is often a lawyer at a law firm.
 Business Corporations Act, RSA 2000, c B-9 [ABCA].
 Notice of Address Form accessible online at <https://www.alberta.ca/business-organization-forms>.
 ABCA, s 20(2).
 ABCA, s 20(1); see also Notice of Address Form at 2.
 ABCA, s 20(6).
 ABCA, s 20(2)(b); see also Notice of Address Form at 2.
 ABCA, s 21(1).
 ABCA, s 20(7).
 ABCA, s 20(2)(c); see also Notice of Address Form at 2.
 ABCA, s 20(5).
 ABCA, s 20.1(1).
 Government of Alberta, "Incorporate an Alberta corporation" (2023), online: <https://www.alberta.ca/incorporate-alberta-corporation>.
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