Are electronic signatures legal in Canada?

Yes, the laws of Canada and its provinces grant electronic signatures the same status as handwritten signatures.
There are two types of e signatures distinguished by Canadian law; standard and secure. The latter is defined as a digital signature created and verified in a specific manner. Whichever you choose, MSB adheres to PIPEDA and Secure Electronic Signature regulations (SOR/2005-30), so your documentation processes are well protected and always above board.

Complying with Canada’s Evidence Act regulations makes the integrity, validity and authenticity of important documentation through secure electronic signatures possible. With MSB’s encryption and storage features, audit trail and unique to signer signatures, we go above and beyond to adhere to these regulations. We ensure a smooth, legal transition from traditional “wet ink” signatures to the digitization of your documentation!

Can I control where my data is stored?

With MSB’s Advanced Enterprise License, we give clients the choice to have their information securely hosted and stored at approved data centers within Canada, so your daily transactions are processed with integrity and stored securely.

Are there any restrictions on electronic signatures in Canada?

Restrictions vary depending on the province. Generally speaking, there are some exclusions from the law in areas such as real estate agreements, land transfers, wills, estate agreements and powers of attorney. We suggest you contact a local attorney for more information as laws are subject to change and this is not legal advice. The information on this page should be used as a guideline only.