- Canada will introduce the Apostille Convention on January 11, 2023, to simplify the authentication of documents
The government of Canada will introduce the Apostille Convention on January 11, 2023, to simplify 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. Around 120 countries are convention members, which eliminates specific steps for accepting documents outside Canada.
Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada