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How to register and report your lobbying activities

If you are paid to lobby federal public office holders, you need to register in the Registry of lobbyists. Follow the steps below to register your lobbying activities.

1. Create your account

Before you can submit a registration, you need to create your account. You will receive an email to activate and confirm your account.

2. Complete and submit your registration

Log in to your account and access the "New Activities" tab. From there, complete and submit your registration within the prescribed deadlines:

  • 10 calendar days from the date that you agree, verbally or in writing, to lobby on behalf of a client as a consultant lobbyist or chairperson/members of a Board of Directors; or
  • 2 months from the date that lobbying activities represent a significant part of duties for in-house (organizations and corporations) lobbyists.

3. Submit corrections to your registration (if required)

Once you submit your registration, our Office will review and publish it. If corrections are required, please submit your revised registration within 10 calendar days.

4. Submit communication reports (when required)

If you had an oral and arranged communication with a designated public office holder about registrable subjects, you must submit a communication report no later than 15 days after the end of the month.

If the subject matter or the lobbied institution are not currently listed in your registration, you should update your registration before submitting the communication report.

5. Update your registration

Your registration must be kept up to date. If it is no longer accurate or is missing any new information (e.g. new lobbied federal institution, new subject matter, employee changes, etc.), you must submit an update no later than 15 days after the end of the month in which the change took place.

The same applies if the lobbying activities have ended or no longer require registration.

A six-month return must be submitted if no updates to the registration and no communication reports have been submitted during a five-month period. This must be done before the first day of the following month since the last update or communication report, to certify that the registration is still accurate and active.

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