Corporate Registry

New West Partnership Trade Agreement

GENERAL INFORMATION

The New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) benefits businesses by eliminating the multiple registrations and reporting requirements across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan by streamlining the regulatory requirements to start and operate a business, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and cooperative associations.  This far-reaching economic partnership is designed to foster prosperity through meaningful interprovincial collaboration and will create jobs by making the markets attractive to investors.

Corporate Online

Most registrations and other filing updates for a British Columbia company about to register, or already registered in Alberta or Saskatchewa as an extraprovincial company, can be submitted electronically through the BC Registry Services self-serve filing application, Corporate Online.  On the Corporate Online menu NWPTA transactions are found under the NWPTA Submissions menu.  Here you can:

  • register an existing British Columbia company in a NWPTA jurisdiction;
  • register an extraprovincial change of name in Alberta or Saskatchewan;
  • register an extraprovincial cancellation of a registration in Alberta or Saskatchewan;
  • file updates to the Alberta and/or Saskatchewan attorney for service information; and
  • update the company's head office information.

If you haven’t incorporated yet, you will need to use the Name Requests Online reservation application first to reserve the company name in British Columbia. Name Requests Online also allows you to request a NUANS search for Alberta and/or a name search for Saskatchewan.  Once your name reservations are approved you can use Corporate Online to file an Incorporation Application and submit information to register the company in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan as an extraprovincial corporation.
 
Important Information

The information on this web page is for eligible British Columbia legal entities that need to register or update information as an extraprovincial entity in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement.  It also applies to some British Columbia companies that must submit the extraprovincial registration information on paper rather than using Corporate Online.

If you have not been directed to this web page by a formal notice or by staff at BC Registry Services, you should contact the office to determine if you are following the correct steps for registration or for submitting other filings in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement.

For assistance call 1 877 526-1526.

COMPANY

Restoration

In addition to the Restoration Application (Form 30) and other information you need to submit for the restoration of the company in British Columbia, you will need to complete an additional form(s) to register the British Columbia company in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan as an extraprovincial company.

Complete this additional form and mail or fax it along with the Restoration Application (Form 30) and any other documents you have been instructed to provide by Registries staff.

Staff at BC Registry Services will file the Restoration Application (Form 30) to restore the British Columbia company and electronically submit the additional information to the Alberta Registry and/or Saskatchewan Registry to effect the extraprovincial registration of the company in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan.  Confirmation of the extraprovincial registration will be issued by the Alberta Registry to the attorney listed on the form and/or by the Saskatchewan Registry to the power of attorney listed on the form.

The fee to restore a British Columbia company is $350. There is no fee to register in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan.

Mail completed documentation to the Registries at PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3 or fax to 250 356-8923.

For assistance call 1 877 526-1526.

Change of Name

Alberta

The Name Requests Online and Corporate Online applications are designed to work together to ensure the change of name is completed in each province automatically. If you use the Name Requests Online system to request an Alberta names search (NUANS) report or entered the Alberta names search (NUANS) information requested by the application, the change of name to the Alberta Registry will be done automatically at the same time the company files the change of name in British Columbia using the self-service Notice of Alteration transaction on Corporate Online. Corporate Online will confirm the change has been sent to Alberta.

There is no fee to file this change in Alberta.

Saskatchewan

The Name Requests Online and Corporate Online applications are designed to work together to ensure the change of name is completed in each province automatically. If you use the Name Requests Online system to request an Saskatchewan names request or entered the Saskatchewan names search information requested by the application, the change of name to the Saskatchewan Registry will be done automatically at the same time the company files the change of name in British Columbia using the self-service Notice of Alteration transaction on Corporate Online. Corporate Online will confirm the change has been sent to Saskatchewa.

There is no fee to file this change in Saskatchewan.

Important Information

However, if the Name Requests Online system is not used you must file a separate application at www.corporateonline.gov.bc.ca the “Change of Extraprovincial Name (NWPTA)” menu pick.

A valid NUANS or Saskatchewan name reservation will be required prior to completing the above filing. If you require an Alberta NUANS search you can contact Dye and Durham at 1 800 611-1811 or for a Saskatchewan name reservation, contact the Saskatchewan Registry at 306 787-2962.

There is no fee to file this change in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan.

Jurisdiction Update

Name Requests Online and Corporate Online applications are designed to work together to ensure that a jurisdiction update, of a company that continues into British Columbia with existing registrations in Alberta and/or Sasktachewan, be sent to each province automatically. 

The jurisdiction information will be sent to the Alberta and/or Saskatchewan Registry automatically at the time the self-serve Continuation Application is filed on Corporate Online.

However, if Name Requests Online application is not used you will need to go to www.corporateonline.gov.bc.ca and use the “Register a BC Company with a New West Partner (NWPTA)” menu pick.

There is no fee to file this update in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan.

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

In addition to the documents required to register the limited partnership in British Columbia, you will need to complete an additional form to register the limited partnership in Alberta and/or Saskachean as an extraprovincial limited partnership. There is no fee to register in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan.

To obtain the Alberta and/or Saskatchewan registration form, or to update or correct information about the extraprovincial registration of a limited partnership in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan, click here to obtain the appropriate form(s).

Staff at BC Registry Services will submit the form(s) to Alberta Registry and/or Saskatchewan Registry to effect the filings.  Confirmation of the extraprovincial filing(s) will be issued by the Alberta Registry and/or Saskatchewan Registry.

Mail completed documentation to the BC Registry Services at PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3 or fax to 250 356-0206.

For assistance call 1 877 526-1526.

LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP

In addition to the form required to register the limited liability partnership in British Columbia, you will need to complete an additional form to register the limited liability partnership in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan as an extraprovincial limited liability partnership. There is no fee to register in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan.

To obtain the Alberta and/or Saskatchewan registration form, or to update or correct information about the extraprovincial registration of a limited liability partnership in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan, click here to obtain the appropriate form(s).

Staff at BC Registry Services will submit the additional form(s) to the Alberta Registry and/or Saskatchewan Registry to effect the filings. Confirmation of the extraprovincial registration will be issued by the Alberta Registry and/or Saskatchewan Registry.

Mail completed documentation to the BC Registry Services at PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3 or fax to 250 356-0206.

For assistance call 1 877 526-1526.

COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION

In addition to the form required to incorporate a cooperative association in British Columbia, you will need to complete an additional form to register the cooperative association in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan as an extraprovincial cooperative association.

To obtain the Alberta and/or Saskatchewan registration form, or to update or correct information about the extraprovincial registration of the cooperative association in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan, click here to obtain the appropriate form(s).

Staff at BC Registry Services will submit the form(s) to the Alberta Registry and/or Saskatchewan Registry to effect the filings. Confirmation of the extraprovincial filings will be issued by the Alberta Registry and/or Saskatchewan Registry.

Mail completed documentation to the BC Registry Services at PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3 or fax to 250 356-8923.

For assistance call 1 877 526-1526.