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Frequently Asked Questions

Electronic Forms

  • What is the best way to use Search on this site?
    Keywords are the best way to search for forms. All forms in the database have been tagged with words which best describe the form. For example, if you want to find all the "Grant Applications" on the site just type the word grant in the search box and all the forms which are tagged as such will be returned in your results. Similarly, if you are looking for a Subpoena or Affidavit, again just use the word (spelt correctly) in the search box to find what you are looking for.

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  • How do I find "Common" forms on this site?
    Some forms are approved to be used across GoA, regardless of which ministry you work for. These include "Pay and Benefits" forms and other types of form categories such as "Administration", "Finance", "Information Technology" and "Human Resources". To find these types of forms, you can simply use the search box to type in the key words to describe these categories.

    Pay and Benefit forms have been added to the “Search By” dropdown due to their popularity.

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  • Why are all ministries' internal forms not accessible through this site?
    Technology & Innovation provides forms management services to most but not all ministries at this time. Additional ministries and programs forms will be added if requested.
  • What is the purpose of having a central forms repository?
    The benefit of this approach is that:
    • All forms are located in one repository and are the current approved version of program forms. This is especially important, for example, for Alberta Court forms.
    • Constant government reorganization will not affect how the repository is accessed. This means less time looking for a particular form.
    • It should help to avoid "re-inventing the wheel" if you need to develop a new form. You can search for any form to see if a similar form exists in another program area in the GoA. Over time this will help reduce and consolidate the number of forms used for similar purposes.
  • What if I can't find the form I am looking for?
    The repository contains all current, active program forms for those ministries receiving forms management services. Send an email to GOA.Forms and we will assist you with your search.
  • Can I save the completed PDF form without losing data?
    Yes. All PDF forms on this site have special licensing applied called "Reader Extensions". This allows you to save the data in the completed form, even if you only have Adobe Reader loaded on your desktop.

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