Frequently Asked Questions

On E-Filing

What is E-Filing?
E-Filing is a secure application used exclusively by parties to a proceeding to electronically submit and retrieve confidential and public documents related to Competition Tribunal cases.

Why should I use E-Filing?
Because E-Filing ensures that communications and data exchanged with us (business and personal information) are safe, protected and handled with care while in transit between your computer and our server.
E-Filing uses industry standard security techniques and mechanisms such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and encryption to attain this high level of security.

Furthermore, the Competition Tribunal's E-Filing application has been certified and accredited to store, process and transmit confidential information including "Protected B" information.

Protected B information is information which is not related to the national interest but which still must be protected because if it was compromised, it could cause injury to private or non-national interests.
Protected B information includes information which, if released, could reasonably be expected to compromise individual privacy or result in a loss of reputation or a competitive advantage.
Information designated as "confidential" under a Tribunal Confidentiality Order is generally considered to constitute "Protected B" information.

E-Filing is the preferred method for submitting and retrieving documents with the Competition Tribunal.

What is SSL (Secure Socket Layer)?
SSL is a cryptographic protocol that provides communication security over the Internet. It uses encryption to ensure that the data being exchanged between two computers cannot be read or changed in any way.

What are the minimum requirements for accessing the
E-Filing web site?

The minimum requirements are:
A computer having access to the Internet.
An E-Filing Profile.

Can I use the E-Filing web site from anywhere?
Yes. All you need is an Internet connection.

Do I need special software on my computer in order to use the E-Filing web site?
No. Any Internet browser is sufficient to access the E-Filing web site.

Do I need to set specific settings in my Internet browser?
No. The default settings in your Internet browser are adequate.

What steps do I need to follow in order to start using

Step 1: Obtain an E-Filing Profile. (Click here to obtain one.)

What is an E-Filing Profile?
An E-Filing Profile is a unique credential and it allows you to access the Competition Tribunal's E-Filing application.

Why do I need to register a profile for E-Filing with the Competition Tribunal?
The Competition Tribunal needs to verify and register your business information before granting you access to our secure web site and our E-Filing application.<

What information is required to register an E-Filing Profile?
You will be required to complete the following registration information:
First Name
Last Name
Law Firm (optional)
Web site (optional)
E-mail Address
Recovery Question
Recovery Answer
Phone Number
Other Phone Number (optional)