Commissioner of oaths in Canada

Posted by Noatry public on February 12th, 2020

People who are entitled under the regional or provisional legislation to administer the swearing of oaths or solemn affirmations on an affidavit for legal matters are called “commissioner of oaths”.  The person who makes an oath as a proclamation is called “a deponent”.
Commissioners of oaths in Canada also endorse to witness any declaration which is required under certain designated law. The commissioner would not testify on the plausibility of statements written in the documents or on the contents of the documentas this is the responsibility of declarant.

Almost in every province of Canada, the commissioner of oaths by law requires the physical presence of the deponent before the commissioner of oaths when deponent is signing the document.

Before signing off the document, the commissioner of oaths must have confirmed the legitimacy of the declarant’s identity and signature by comparing it with the ones on the piece of identification i.e. passport, insurance cards or driver’s license or also documents can be uploaded digitally and can be verified through “fingerprints” to check the authenticity of documents if the law so requires.

A Commissioner for oaths is below a Notary Public. Every notary public is also a commissioner of oaths, but not every commissioner of oaths is a notary public.

What services are included in the commission of oaths?

1. Certified / Notarized Copies
2. Commissioning of Oaths/Solemn Declarations
3. Witnessing the Signatures
4. Declaration of Common-Law Union, Stolen, Destroyed or Inaccessible Canadian Passport.

How many types of power of attorney is present in Canada?

The names for the various sort of power of attorney that manage accounts and property will change contingent upon the area or region where you live.

By and large, there are two principle sorts of power of attorney usually utilized for funds and property in Canada:

A standard power of attorney is an authoritative record that can give your attorney of fact (this is not a lawyer, but your delegate whom you are giving instructions to represent you) over all or a portion of your accounts and property. It enables your lawyer to deal with your accounts and property for your sake just while you are intellectually fit for dealing with your very own undertakings. It closes in the event that you become intellectually unequipped for dealing with your very own issues.

It can be "explicit" or "constrained", which can offer power to your representative (attorney of fact) for a restricted undertaking (for example sell a house) or give them authority for a particular timeframe. The power of attorney can begin when you sign it, or it can begin a particular date that you write in the document.

The continuous power of attorney is an authoritative document that lets your representative keep representing you in the event that you become intellectually unequipped to deal with your accounts and property. It can likewise give your representative authority over all or a portion of your accounts and property. It can produce results when you sign it. Now and again, it is conceivable to have the assistance of representative just in case you become intellectually unable to act in the future.

For further information on commissioner of oaths in Canada, please contact Notarizers by email at or by phone at 416-782-5926.

Victor Opara. Victor Nnamdi Opara. Notary Public. RCMP Accredited Fingerprinting Agent. Pardons, Waivers. Police Clearance., in North York, Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Ajax, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, and Brampton.

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