September 11, 2023
Canada joins Apostille Convention
On 16 May 2023, Global Affairs Canada announced that Canada has formally joined the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, known as the Apostille Convention. The Apostille Convention will come into effect in Canada on 11 January 2024. The Apostille Convention applies to “public documents.” The term is not expressly defined, however the public nature of a document is determined by the law of the place where the document originates. Most commonly, public documents used in an immigration application include documents such as police certificates, birth and marriage certificates, education diplomas and degrees, and notarial acts.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert