The Commissioner for Oaths is a person who has the power to administer an oath to another person, and takes and receives affidavits, declarations, and affirmations. The signature and the Commissioner for Oaths’ commission expiry date establish that the formality of taking an oath has been established.

Commissioners for Oaths must require the person making the oath to sign the document in their presence, since the Commissioner must be able to attest to both the oath and the person’s signature.

Canada Immigration & Business Services (CIBS) Ltd staff is not only Commissioner for Oaths (Alberta) but we are one of the few Commissioner for Oaths (Quebec) in Calgary. According to the Saskatchewan Justice Department, we are the only Commissioner for Oaths in Calgary for Saskatchewan.

Canada Immigration & Business Services (CIBS) Ltd can draft any Statutory Declaration or Affidavit and sign as a Commissioner for Oaths, if you would like us to draft. We can only offer signature services where you can bring your own documents but when you are bringing your own documents, we will not be able to review it for you.

Commissioner for Oaths (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Québec) Services – Including but not limited to the following services:
  • Acting as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits

  • Administering Oaths and Affirmations

  • Administering Solemn Declarations

  • Affidavit for a Loss of Documents/Cheque

  • Affidavit of any other categories

  • Affidavit of Execution

  • Affidavit of Identity

  • Affirmations Administered

  • Certification of Government Forms / Signatures

  • Certified True Copies for Citizenship and Immigration Canada or for any other Organisation where it says “Commissioner for Oaths” is authorized to sign

  • Certify Proof of Loss

  • Certify Signatures

  • Change of Name Application

  • Commission of Forms & Declarations

  • Commission of Licensing Applications

  • Commission of Single Status Statutory Declaration

  • Commission of Statutory Declarations

  • Common Law Union Statutory Declaration Commissioned

  • Damaged Passport, Destroyed Passport and/or Lost Passport – Statutory Declaration

  • Insurance Forms for stolen vehicle

  • Invitation Letter

  • Land Transfer Signing

  • Parent Consent Letter

  • Passport Application and Photograph – in Lieu of Guarantor

  • Postgraduate Education Application

  • Professional Association Applications

  • Refuge Travel Document and Photograph – in Lieu of Guarantor

  • Residency Documentation

  • Single Status Affidavit

  • Solemn Declarations Taken

  • Statutory Declarations

  • Swearing of Declarations

  • Sworn Statement

  • Travel Consent for Minor Child(ren)

  • Witnessing of Signatures


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While we can directly witness many documents, in certain cases your witness and the Commissioner for Oaths must be separate individuals. If your paperwork includes an Affidavit of Execution that must be sworn in front of a commissioner for oaths, then you will be expected to provide a witness. You may bring along any adult who is willing to assist you as a witness and is at least 18 years of age but no immediate relative i.e. spouse, common-law partner, parent, son/daughter, siblings etc.

The person swearing or affirming to a document must appear before the Commissioner for Oaths. Proper photo identification such as a valid Driver’s License, current Passport, recent Citizenship Card, P.R. Card or any other government issued photo identification must be presented and picture should match with you as well as the completed affidavit with the exception of the signature. The signing of the affidavit must be completed in the presence of the Commissioner.

A Commissioner for Oaths only certifies by affixing a stamp or seal that the required oath or affirmation or declaration has been properly administered. Commissioners for Oaths do not certify the truth of the statements contained in a document; the responsibility remains with the deponent or declarant.

The Commissioner for Oaths is not responsible for the content of the affidavit; it is the responsibility of the person whose signature is being commissioned (the deponent). The deponent must understand not only the details to which he/she will attest, but also the fact that he/she is swearing an oath that the details are correct.

Commissioners for Oaths may refuse to administer an oath if they note that:

  • the document is not in the required form, is visibly incorrect or contains gratuitous or offensive statements;

  • the person making the oath does not appear to be in full possession of his or her faculties or does not appear able to express his or her wishes.

  • Witness is immediate family member.

Looking for a service not listed here? Do not hesitate to contact CIBS LTD. If we are unable to assist you, we will look for appropriate specialists free of charge.