In Alberta, before you incorporate you will need to complete an official Alberta NUANS® name reservation. It is also highly recommended to run a NUANS® report prior to registering as an Alberta Trade Name or Sole Proprietor.
The NUANS® report will return a list of possible conflicts to your proposed business name. This report will also 'reserve' your proposed name for 90 days in Alberta to allow you time to complete your Incorporation.
Make sure you sign up for access to 3 Free Pre-screen searches! Pre-screen your corporate name in the NUANS® database to save you valuable time, effort... and of course.... Money. If your corporate name is not already registered or incorporated then you will have the confidence to move to the next step of ordering your Alberta NUANS® report.
Steps to register a business in Alberta: