Frequently Asked Questions
- What is E-Filing?
- Why should I use E-Filing?
- What is SSL (Secure Socket Layer)?
- What are the minimum requirements for accessing the E-Filing web site?
- Can I use the E-Filing web site from anywhere?
- Do I need special software on my computer in order to use the E-Filing web site?
- Do I need to set specific settings in my Internet browser?
- What steps do I need to follow in order to start using E-Filing?
- What is an E-Filing Profile?
- Why do I need to register a profile for E-Filing with the Competition Tribunal?
- What information is required to register an E-Filing Profile?
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 steps do I need to follow in order to start using
Step 1: Obtain an E-Filing Profile. (Click here to obtain one.)
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:
Law Firm (optional)
Web site (optional)
Other Phone Number (optional)