2017-18 Unclaimed Property Indicators

In June 2008, Alberta passed the Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act and Regulation. Both came into force on September 1, 2008.

The legislation establishes a service to Albertans who have lost track of property as a result of business or personal circumstances. A central registry administered by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA):

  • provides a searchable directory for unclaimed property
  • facilitates the processing of claims to reunite owners with their property
  • establishes clear and centralized administration for the management of property that comes under the control of the Crown

Unclaimed Property Administration Indicators

The following indicators provide a snapshot of TRA’s 2017-18 fiscal year with respect to the administration of the Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act.

For more information about the administration of Unclaimed Property, please visit the Unclaimed Property Overview page.

TRA maintained an Alberta Unclaimed Property Repository of approximately 225,000 unclaimed items (as of March 31, 2018) with an estimated value of $82 million.

Number of
Unclaimed Items
Estimated Value of
Unclaimed Items


$82 million

Number of
Cheques Issued
Value of
Cheques Issued



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Page last updated:  July 11, 2018