Up-to-date Sector Information

Emergency Order: Corporate Meeting Flexibility

  • March 31, 2020

The Government of Ontario has taken action to support business corporations, not-for-profit corporations, insurers, and share capital social clubs by implementing an Emergency Order to provide flexibility for corporate meetings.

Important update on CIPO operations and services

  • March 30, 2020

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced that all deadlines on IP matters under the Patent Act, Trademarks Act and Industrial Design Act falling between April 1, 2020 and ending on April 30, 2020 will be extended to May 1, 2020. CIPO has again confirmed that further extensions may be possible as the pandemic situation evolves.  Further information is available here.

Website Maintenance This Weekend

  • November 16, 2020

Please note that our website will be offline from 8 am to noon on Saturday, November 21 for planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

WSIB Offering Relief for Businesses

  • March 26, 2020

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is offering a financial relief package to help businesses deal with the effects of COVID-19.

Law Society Allowing for Deferred Payments

  • March 26, 2020

The Law Society of Ontario is allowing licensees on monthly payment plans to defer their fees for two months. The payment scheduled for April 7 will now be withdrawn during the first week of June.

LAWPRO Eases Collection

  • March 26, 2020

LAWPRO has announced that it will not be sending notices or following up on the collection of any delinquent accounts or missed filings (quarterly real estate and litigation transaction filings, unpaid premiums, or deductibles, etc.). Those wishing to stop automatic monthly or quarterly billing have the option to do so up until June 1. Please email service@lawpro.ca to do this.

Procedures for Service on Crown

  • March 24, 2020

The Government of Ontario has issued an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act that changes how documents are served on the Crown and related entities.