Accounting and Tax Services

Commissioner of Oaths

What is the role of a Commissioner of Oaths?

In Alberta, the duties and responsibilities of a Commissioner for Oaths are outlined in the Commissioners for Oaths Act under the Statutes of Alberta, Chapter C-20.

A Commissioner for Oaths primarily administers oaths and accepts affidavits, declarations, and affirmations that are intended for use within the province of Alberta.

It’s important to note that a Commissioner for Oaths does not authenticate or verify the accuracy or contents of a document, such as an Affidavit. Instead, their role is to facilitate the administration of oaths, whereby the individual making the oath, known as the deponent, swears or affirms the document’s accuracy. The Commissioner for Oaths also verifies the identification of the person taking the oath.