Door to Door Sales in Alberta by Service Alberta
Dealing With Door-to-Door Sales
Door-to-door salespeople sell everything from encyclopedias and
magazines to home improvements. If a contract is signed, in person,
negotiated or concluded away from the seller’s usual place of business,
it is considered a direct sale.
In Alberta, most companies that sell products door-to-door must be
licensed under the Fair Trading Act and the Direct Selling Business
Licensing Regulation. Licensed businesses are required to post a
security such as a bond if the contract is worth more than $25. If you
make a purchase and later encounter problems, you may be able to get
some or all of your money back by making a claim against the security.
Salespersons must carry identification that includes their business
licence number. Before you allow a door-to-door seller into your home or
office, ask to see their identification.
Call Service Alberta to confirm that a business is licensed. You can also
find this information at the Service Alberta website –
www.servicealberta.ca or by calling toll-free 1-877-427-4088.
No licence required
The following are examples of businesses that do not require a direct
• Pre-arranged funerals and cemetery plots
• Lightning protection
• Well-drilling services
• Courses at private vocational schools
• Alberta produce sold on farms