Interprovincial trade impediments create unnecessary red tape and cost consumers, businesses and investors time and money.

Under TILMA, the Governments of Alberta and British Columbia have:

  • Streamlined business registration and reporting requirements
  • Eliminated residency requirements
  • Made it easier for professionals and tradespeople to have their qualifications recognized
  • Lowered the thresholds for open and non-discriminatory government procurement, which will provide businesses with more bidding opportunities
  • Enacted strict, enforceable subsidy rules
  • Introduced monetary penalties against governments that wilfully disregard their commitments

Through these changes, businesses can now operate in both provinces without the added costs required to establish a second office, meet duplicative registration and reporting requirements, or seek additional permits to operate. In addition, business will face fewer difficulties recruiting needed workers and have access to more government procurement opportunities on an equal footing with suppliers from the other province.

Registry Contacts:

Alberta Corporate Registry
Phone: 780-427-7013

BC Corporate Registry contacts:
Corporations Unit
Phone: 250-356-8626
604-775-1047

Reservation/Partnership Unit
Phone: 250 356-2893
604 775-1044


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