Pursuant to the Quebec Mobility Agreement, lawyers from the Chambre des Notaires du Quebec may apply for a Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate.
A Quebec Notary who is issued a Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate is authorized to do any of the following in Ontario under Part VII of By-Law 4:
- Give a person advice with respect to,
- the laws of Quebec,
- the laws of Canada, and
- public international law.
- Select, draft, complete or revise a document for use in a proceeding with respect to matters concerning the laws of Canada, if the laws of Canada expressly authorize the person to represent a party in the proceeding
- Represent a person in a proceeding before an adjudicative body with respect to matters concerning the laws of Canada, if the laws of Canada expressly authorize the person to represent a party in the proceeding
Who can apply
A lawyer who is a member of the Chambre des Notaires du Quebec, and who meets the additional requirements set out in Part VII of By-Law 4, may apply for a Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate in Ontario.
Note: A member of the Chambre des Notaires du Quebec does not include a member who qualified for membership under the Entente entre le Quebec et la France en matiere de reconnaissance mutuelle des qualifications professionnelles.
- Original and completed Application for Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate for Members of the Chambre des Notaires du Quebec under Part VII of By-Law 4
- Non-refundable administrative fee
- Original Certificate(s) of Standing (dated within the last 30 days) from the Chambre and any other Law Society of which the applicant is or has been a member
- Proof of professional liability insurance coverage demonstrating that the professional services provided in Ontario are insured with a minimum occurrence or claim limits for indemnity of $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 per member aggregate
- Additional pertinent documents to comply with specific application requirements
All applications and pertinent attachments will be reviewed by Complaints & Compliance. If the review reveals that the application and/or attachments are not complete, a Complaints & Compliance Representative will contact the applicant to request additional information or clarification.
Complaints & Compliance requires at least 15 business days to process the Application and will notify applicants in writing confirming their approval.
Non-refundable Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee in the amount of $565.00 ($500 + HST) must be submitted along with the Application for Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate.
Canadian Legal Advisor Certificates must be renewed by application each year. The annual renewal fee is $282.50 ($250 + HST).
Link to Application and additional information
NOTE: Contact Complaints & Compliance for an Application for a
Canadian Legal Advisor Certificate Renewal for Members of the Chambre des
Notaires du Quebec
Links to Applicable By-Law and the Quebec Mobility Agreement
Application related questions should be directed to the Complaints & Compliance department by contacting the Law Society’s Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315) and asking to be transferred, or sending an email to Complaints & Compliance using the
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