Ontario Court of Appeal

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Court of Appeal
Court of Appeal
Currency date
April 16, 2021
Jurisdiction
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/pd/electronic-filing.htmhttps://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/pd/electronic-filing.htm
Last amended
March 31, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
  • Affidavits of service
  • Correspondence
  • Factums
  • Transcripts
  • Documents prescribed by the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Criminal Appeal Rules
Acceptable format(s)
  • PDF
  • Word
  • HTML
Acceptable formats - additional info

PDFs must have Optical Character Recognition enabled

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

Electronic signatures are acceptable on documents requiring signature and are deemed to have the same effect as a physical signature. Acceptable forms of electronic signatures include:

(i) a scanned copy of a physically-signed document;

(ii) a scanned signature pasted in the signature block of an electronic document; or

(iii) a signature created using a touchscreen and pasted in the signature block of an electronic document.

Submission method
  • Email
  • CD/USB
Submission method - additional info

Submit documents to COA.E-file@Ontario.ca

Submit documents by CD/DVD-ROM or USB Key by mail, by courier or in person.

Attachment size limit

35MB

Electronic factums and transcripts that are 35 MBs or greater must be submitted by way of CD/DVD-ROM or USB key.

 

Other documents larger than 35MB should be divided into smaller parts and labelled accordingly or should be sent using a file-sharing service that provides shared links online or in the cloud.

Submission instructions

The sender must include in the subject line of the email the nature of the attachment and the court file number.


The file names for all electronic versions of factums, transcripts and other material must start with the Court of Appeal appeal or motion number followed by one of the character codes set out in Part V of the electronic filing guidelines on the ONCA website.


Ex: C55557.TRN.PDF

C55557 = File/motion number

TRN = Character code

Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

The requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Criminal Appeal Rules, the Family Law Rules, and all existing practice directions and guidelines requiring the filing of paper copies of documents in the Court of Appeal are dispensed with unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Additional information

A schedule of filing fees for matters in the Court of Appeal is available here. There is no additional fee to file documents electronically.

The Court of Appeal will reject any electronic version of a factum, transcript or other document that does not conform to the procedures set out in these Guidelines.

Ontario Court of Appeal
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/pd/electronic-filing.htm
Last amended
March 31, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
  • Affidavits of service
  • Correspondence
  • Factums
  • Transcripts
  • Documents prescribed by the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Criminal Appeal Rules
Acceptable format(s)
  • PDF
  • Word
  • HTML
Acceptable formats - additional info

PDFs must have Optical Character Recognition enabled

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

Electronic signatures are acceptable on documents requiring signature and are deemed to have the same effect as a physical signature. Acceptable forms of electronic signatures include:

(i) a scanned copy of a physically-signed document;

(ii) a scanned signature pasted in the signature block of an electronic document; or

(iii) a signature created using a touchscreen and pasted in the signature block of an electronic document.

Submission method
  • Email
  • CD/USB
Submission method - additional info

Submit documents to COA.E-file@Ontario.ca

Submit documents by CD/DVD-ROM or USB Key by mail, by courier or in person.

Attachment size limit

35MB

Electronic factums and transcripts that are 35 MBs or greater must be submitted by way of CD/DVD-ROM or USB key.

 

Other documents larger than 35MB should be divided into smaller parts and labelled accordingly or should be sent using a file-sharing service that provides shared links online or in the cloud.

Submission instructions

The sender must include in the subject line of the email the nature of the attachment and the court file number.


The file names for all electronic versions of factums, transcripts and other material must start with the Court of Appeal appeal or motion number followed by one of the character codes set out in Part V of the electronic filing guidelines on the ONCA website.


Ex: C55557.TRN.PDF

C55557 = File/motion number

TRN = Character code

Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

The requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Criminal Appeal Rules, the Family Law Rules, and all existing practice directions and guidelines requiring the filing of paper copies of documents in the Court of Appeal are dispensed with unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Additional information

A schedule of filing fees for matters in the Court of Appeal is available here. There is no additional fee to file documents electronically.

The Court of Appeal will reject any electronic version of a factum, transcript or other document that does not conform to the procedures set out in these Guidelines.

Ontario Court of Appeal
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/pd/electronic-filing.htm
Last amended
March 31, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted
  • Affidavits of service
  • Correspondence
  • Factums
  • Transcripts
  • Documents prescribed by the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Criminal Appeal Rules
Acceptable format(s)
  • PDF
  • Word
  • HTML
Acceptable formats - additional info

PDFs must have Optical Character Recognition enabled

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

Electronic signatures are acceptable on documents requiring signature and are deemed to have the same effect as a physical signature. Acceptable forms of electronic signatures include:

(i) a scanned copy of a physically-signed document;

(ii) a scanned signature pasted in the signature block of an electronic document; or

(iii) a signature created using a touchscreen and pasted in the signature block of an electronic document.

Submission method
  • Email
  • CD/USB
Submission method - additional info

Submit documents to COA.E-file@Ontario.ca

Submit documents by CD/DVD-ROM or USB Key by mail, by courier or in person.

Attachment size limit

35MB

Electronic factums and transcripts that are 35 MBs or greater must be submitted by way of CD/DVD-ROM or USB key.

 

Other documents larger than 35MB should be divided into smaller parts and labelled accordingly or should be sent using a file-sharing service that provides shared links online or in the cloud.

Submission instructions

The sender must include in the subject line of the email the nature of the attachment and the court file number.


The file names for all electronic versions of factums, transcripts and other material must start with the Court of Appeal appeal or motion number followed by one of the character codes set out in Part V of the electronic filing guidelines on the ONCA website.


Ex: C55557.TRN.PDF

C55557 = File/motion number

TRN = Character code

Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

The requirements of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Criminal Appeal Rules, the Family Law Rules, and all existing practice directions and guidelines requiring the filing of paper copies of documents in the Court of Appeal are dispensed with unless otherwise ordered by the court.

Additional information

A schedule of filing fees for matters in the Court of Appeal is available here. There is no additional fee to file documents electronically.

The Court of Appeal will reject any electronic version of a factum, transcript or other document that does not conform to the procedures set out in these Guidelines.

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