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Commissioners for Oaths commission documents to be used for certain purposes in Saskatchewan only, such as mortgage documents, contracts, and surface lease agreements.
Effective September 26, 2016, all new applications and renewals for Commissioner for Oaths appointments must complete an educational component as part of the application process. The educational component outlines and reinforces your understanding of the duties and obligations as a Commissioner for Oaths.
A Commissioner for Oaths can:
An appointment as a Commissioner for Oaths in Saskatchewan lasts for five years.
Commissioner for Oaths appointments are generally required for:
Documents that are typically commissioned by Commissioner for Oaths include:
Commissioners for Oaths must ensure that they restrict the use of the appointments to those powers set out in The Commissioner for Oaths Act, 2012. A Commissioner for Oaths cannot certify or verify documents (make a photocopy of an original document and state that it is a true copy of the original).
You can apply to become a Commissioner for Oaths in Saskatchewan if you are over the age of 18.
Certain individuals are Commissioners for Oaths because of their position or office, and are not required to apply for an appointment. The appointment ends as soon as you no longer hold that position or office. These individuals are:
You can review The Commissioners for Oaths Act, 2012 and The Commissioners for Oaths Regulations, 2013 to determine if you are a Commissioner for Oaths because of your office or status.
You may apply for a renewal of your appointment in advance of your expiry date.
If you apply for your renewal prior to the month in which your existing certificate expires, the month in which your appointment expires will change. For example, if your appointment expires in June and you apply to renew in February, your new appointment expiry date will be in February.
You will need to apply through an online application system to become a Commissioner for Oaths in Saskatchewan.
Before you begin, you will need to:
Applications take approximately two to three weeks for processing.
Upon approval, you will receive an invoice to pay the Commissioner for Oaths appointment fee of $100. Exceptions to this are:
For information on how to pay your invoice, see the apply section below.
Appointments are approved by officials authorized to act on behalf of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Appointments are effective from the date the Certificate of Appointment is issued.
Apply for or renew your appointment as a Commissioner for Oaths using the online application system.
Start Commissioner for Oaths Application
To pay your invoice you will need to sign in to your Saskatchewan Account and follow the directions below:
You can print your certificate on the "View My Invoices" page.
Commissioners for Oaths commission documents to be used for certain purposes in Saskatchewan only. You can find a Commissioner for Oaths through:
In addition, all lawyers are Commissioners for Oaths.
You can use your Saskatchewan Account to:
Use your Saskatchewan Account to sign in to the online Commissioner for Oaths system and manage your appointment details.
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