Remote commissioning in Ontario
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What Has Changed in Remote Commissioning in Ontario?

Effective August 1, 2020, the Ontario commissioning legislation,Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act, O. Reg. 431/20, permits the practice of remote commissioning.

Remote commissioning is an authentication and signature process for taking affidavits and statutory declarations that uses audio-visual technology. It is therefore not conducted in the physical presence of the commissioner.

According to the Law Society of Ontario, there are two ways to perform remote commissioning:
Using a combination of mailing the documents and video conferencing software. Learn more
A lawyer or paralegal who meets with a client via a video conferencing system and directs the client to sign the relevant legal document that is visible to the lawyer or paralegal through video. The client then returns the original executed document to the lawyer or paralegal who, upon receipt, signs the document as a witness to the client’s signature.
Real-time electronic signature between the client and the lawyer or paralegal. Learn more
The client and a lawyer or paralegal logging into the same platform to view and electronically sign the same document simultaneously, despite being in different physical locations.
Benefits of Using Live eSignatures™ for Remote Commissioning
Pactima's Live eSignatures™ is built to ease and enhance your Remote Commissioning process
Save Money
Save money by cutting printing and courier costs
Increase Client-base
Increase your reach by serving clients regardless of physical location
Improve Efficiency
Increase your efficiency by saving time and avoid potential errors
How Pactima Meets O. Reg. 431/20 Requirements
Sign documents simultaneously while being in different physical locations
Keep records of transaction with tamper-proof audit trails and optional recording
Easily and securely collect your client's IDs to verify identification within your workflow

Find out what Pactima can do for your remote process