Use of Video Conferencing for Land Titles and PPR Documents

February 26, 2021

On February 24, 2021, the Alberta government issued a series of new Orders in Council 061/2021062/2021063/2021064/2021 and 065/2021. The effect of these Orders is to permit the continued use of video conferencing for the witnessing and commissioning of prescribed documents under the Builder’s Lien Act, the Citizenship Act (Canada): Agricultural and Recreational Land Ownership Act, Dower Act, Land Titles Act and Personal Property Security Act. The ability to use video conferencing will continue for an indefinite period, beyond the former expiry date of February 28, 2021.

The new Orders amend the wording found in the earlier Orders in Council 211/2020212/2020213/2020214/2020 and 215/2020. In addition, the Order in Council 065/2021 has the effect of repealing the former AR 95/2001, passed under the Personal Property Security Act.

An updated version of Guidance for Video Conference Witnessing and Commissioning of Documents Submitted to Land Titles for Registration is now available on our website.