The sole proprietorship is the simplest business form under which one can operate a business. It is not a legal entity. It simply refers to an individual who owns the business and is personally liable for its debts.
Trade Name Registration
A sole proprietor can operate its business under a trade name. Registering a business name does not grant any right of ownership of the name. However it does provide proof that the business owner operates his/her business under this trade name from a certain date.
How to register your Trade Name / Sole Proprietorship in Alberta
- Complete this Declaration of Trade Name form
- Provide one piece of Government issued Photo Identification (E.g. Provincial Driver License, Valid Passport)
- Complete the online registration form below
- The cost for registration is $60.00. An electronic invoice will be emailed to you after your submission. The registration will be processed in 1-2 business days.
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