Corporate Certificates issued by Corporations Canada that have an original signature and seal do not need to be Notarized before Authentication at Global Affairs Canada. Any other Canadian Business or Corporate Document requiring Authentication at Global Affairs Canada needs to be Notarized by a Canadian Notary. Although not often it does happen that a Canadian Business or Corporate Document is not in either English or French such as a Distribution Agreement or Corporate Power of Attorney. If the case, there are other rules for foreign language documents that Global Affairs Canada follows you can find out more by speaking with one of our friendly specialists about your specific documents. The more common Canadian Business or Corporate Documents requiring Authentication at Global Affairs Canada include: 

  • Articles of Incorporation 
  • Certificate of Amalgamation 
  • Certificate of Compliance 
  • Certificate of Continence 
  • Certificate of Existence 
  • Certificate of Good Standing 
  • Certificate of Incorporation 
  • Commercial Invoices 
  • Corporate Bylaws 
  • CRA Certificate of Residency 
  • Director’s Resolutions 
  • Distribution Agreement 
  • Packing Slips 
  • Power of Attorney 
  • Provincial Business Registration Document 
  • Letter of Employment 
  • Letter of Invitation 
  • Reference Letter