Meet our new Commissioner of Oaths!

Oct 24, 2019

In Venezuela, Alice had been working as a Lawyer for almost ten years. After moving to Canada in 2012 and becoming a Settlement Information Specialist for Centre for Skills Development, Alice is excited to combine her two passions of legal and newcomer services into her new role as a Commissioner of Oaths for Centre for Skills Development.

"It was amazing coming to Canada and having the ability to reinvent myself in a new position, but I wanted to become a Commissioner of Oaths since it will give me a chance to get back to my roots," says Alice. "I believe that this new role is a perfect combination that will fulfill me professionally."

A Commissioner of Oaths is an individual who is authorized by law to witness signatures for certain documents such as affidavits and statutory declarations. In order to have a document to be commissioned, the Commissioner must be present and witnessing your signature. All parties required to sign the document must be present and must provide valid photo identification. 
Centre for Skills Development Commissioner of Oaths can provide free assistance with signing declarations regarding:

  • Residency in Ontario
  • Legal name change and birth name correction
  • Translation of passport pages
  • Invitation letter for parent and family members to visit Canada
  • Parental consent for children travelling abroad
  • Identify declaration as per request of the requesting body/organization
  • Proof of Life
  • Certifying copies of:
    • Passport
    • Birth certificate
    • Permanent resident card
    • Canadian citizenship certificate
    • Foreign university and college diplomas


"No matter what the client's immigration status is, we can help them," says Alice. "I am very excited to expand on the ways I can support newcomers and look forward to continuing to help them in their transition to Canadian life."

To book an appointment with Alice for Commissioner of Oaths services, please call 905-336-5444 x 103

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