Federal Court

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Federal Court
Federal Court
Currency date
January 19, 2021
Jurisdiction
Federal
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.fct-cf.gc.ca/en/pages/online-access/e-filinghttps://www.fct-cf.gc.ca/en/pages/online-access/e-filing
Last amended
January 18, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

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Electronic signatures accepted?
Sometimes
Signatures - additional info

A scanned original signature is required for affidavits and statutory declarations

Submission method

Email

Microsoft SharePoint

Online platform

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

25MB

Submission instructions

Electronic documents may be filed by email as follows:

  • Vancouver and Yukon: VAN_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Calgary: CAL_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Edmonton and Northwest Territories: EDM_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon: WPG_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Toronto: TOR_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Ottawa: fc_reception_cf@cas-satj.gc.ca
  • Montreal and Nunavut: MTL_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Quebec: QUE_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Halifax: HFX_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Charlottetown: CHA_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Fredericton: FRE_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: STJ_reception@fct-cf.ca

Large documents should be filed using Microsoft SharePoint. Contact your local registry office for further information.

Paper copies required?
Sometimes
Paper copies - additional info

Not required for documents filed during the suspension of regular court operations

Additional information

See Tariff A for a schedule of fees for matters in the Federal Court.

On an exceptional basis, where parties cannot access the E-filing portal and the filing of documents is urgent, parties may file by e-mail at FC_Reception_CF@cas-satj.gc.ca.

Federal Court
Province
Federal
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.fct-cf.gc.ca/en/pages/online-access/e-filing
Last amended
January 18, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Sometimes
Signatures - additional info

A scanned original signature is required for affidavits and statutory declarations

Submission method

Email

Microsoft SharePoint

Online platform

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

25MB

Submission instructions

Electronic documents may be filed by email as follows:

  • Vancouver and Yukon: VAN_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Calgary: CAL_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Edmonton and Northwest Territories: EDM_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon: WPG_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Toronto: TOR_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Ottawa: fc_reception_cf@cas-satj.gc.ca
  • Montreal and Nunavut: MTL_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Quebec: QUE_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Halifax: HFX_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Charlottetown: CHA_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Fredericton: FRE_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: STJ_reception@fct-cf.ca

Large documents should be filed using Microsoft SharePoint. Contact your local registry office for further information.

Paper copies required?
Sometimes
Paper copies - additional info

Not required for documents filed during the suspension of regular court operations

Additional information

See Tariff A for a schedule of fees for matters in the Federal Court.

On an exceptional basis, where parties cannot access the E-filing portal and the filing of documents is urgent, parties may file by e-mail at FC_Reception_CF@cas-satj.gc.ca.

Federal Court
Province
Federal
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.fct-cf.gc.ca/en/pages/online-access/e-filing
Last amended
January 18, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Sometimes
Signatures - additional info

A scanned original signature is required for affidavits and statutory declarations

Submission method

Email

Microsoft SharePoint

Online platform

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

25MB

Submission instructions

Electronic documents may be filed by email as follows:

  • Vancouver and Yukon: VAN_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Calgary: CAL_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Edmonton and Northwest Territories: EDM_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon: WPG_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Toronto: TOR_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Ottawa: fc_reception_cf@cas-satj.gc.ca
  • Montreal and Nunavut: MTL_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Quebec: QUE_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Halifax: HFX_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Charlottetown: CHA_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Fredericton: FRE_reception@fct-cf.ca
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: STJ_reception@fct-cf.ca

Large documents should be filed using Microsoft SharePoint. Contact your local registry office for further information.

Paper copies required?
Sometimes
Paper copies - additional info

Not required for documents filed during the suspension of regular court operations

Additional information

See Tariff A for a schedule of fees for matters in the Federal Court.

On an exceptional basis, where parties cannot access the E-filing portal and the filing of documents is urgent, parties may file by e-mail at FC_Reception_CF@cas-satj.gc.ca.

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