Yes, Global Affairs can authenticate either your original Canadian degree-diploma or a notarized copy the choice is yours. Many of our clients choose to have a notarized copy made for authentication since it saves the processing and stamping on your original. This helps keep the original in pristine condition for future use but also raises another good reason why using a notarized copy may be the best option for you. If using your original it is important to ask if you will receive it back from the person who is requesting it. If you are not sure it may be best to make a notarized copy, ask us about how we can help you with this. Current processing times for authentication of a degree are 25 business days when dealing with Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section directly but we can shorten this to as quickly as one day. Contact us to talk more about your degree or diploma that needs authentication for use outside Canada or for an Apostille recognized country.