Commissioner for oaths

In some legal processes you will be required to make an oath before a commissioner for oaths to make a document official, or to increase the credibility of your testimony.

Role of a commissioner for oaths

Commissioners for oaths are appointed by the Minister of Justice. Their role is to administer oaths. Depending on the commission they receive, they may receive oaths:

  • only in Québec;
  • inside and outside Québec, for example in another Canadian province.

 Commissioners for oaths are not required to verify the accuracy of a statement sworn under oath. 


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