- Canada will introduce the Apostille Convention on 11 January 2023, with the aim of simplifying the authentication of documents
The government of Canada will introduce the Apostille Convention on 11 January 2023, with the aim of simplifying the authentication of documents. As a result, a single certificate will be issued to authenticate Canadian public documents, including the following:
- Birth and marriage certificates, education documents, government-issued export and corporate records, and notarized documents can be authenticated with an apostille certificate.
As part of this change, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan will be responsible for issuing apostilles for documents issued or notarized in their respective provinces. Currently, around 120 countries are members of the convention, which eliminates certain steps for having documents accepted outside of Canada.
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