You will need to apply through an online application system to become a Notary Public in Saskatchewan.
Before you begin, you will need to:
- Log in to or create a Saskatchewan Account;
- Review the Guidelines for the Use of Notaries Public, The Notaries Public Act and The Notaries Public Regulations.
- Provide information from your SGI-issued driver's licence or non-driver photo ID. This information is used to determine if you are 18 years of age or older and a Saskatchewan resident.
- Provide a scanned copy of a valid and satisfactory Criminal Records Check as part of your application. The information you provide will be reviewed by a Ministry of Justice official to determine your eligibility for appointment.
- For Government of Saskatchewan employees, you can obtain confirmation of a valid and satisfactory criminal record by contacting the CRC Coordinator's Office at the Public Service Commission at CRC.Coordinator@gov.sk.ca. This confirmation can be uploaded along with your application.
- Provide your handwritten signature on a signature card as part of your application.
- Print off the signature card and write your signature inside the box (ensure your signature does not go outside of the box).
- Scan the completed signature card to your computer and attach it to your submission when requested by the online application. Your signature will be used for authentication.
- Complete the Notary Public online educational component and application form. Allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the application. You can refer to the Guidelines, Act and Regulations during the application process to reinforce your understanding of the duties and obligations of a Notary Public.
- For employees of the Government of Saskatchewan or Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commissioner, you'll need to provide the name, telephone number and email of the person who will authorize your appointment, such as your direct supervisor (known as the Authorizing Official).
Applications take approximately two to three weeks for processing.
Upon approval, you will receive an invoice to pay the Notary Public appointment fee of $200. Exceptions to this are:
- Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission employees are exempt from the appointment fee. All other government agencies, boards, commissions and Crown corporations are not exempt.
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.