PIFs to require Two Pieces of ID


Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) have each issued notices regarding new procedures being imposed by the Ontario Provincial Police (“OPP”) that impact the filing and processing of the Personal Information Forms (“PIF”) and Statutory Declarations (“Declaration”).

Effective January 1, 2011, TSX and TSXV must now collect two pieces of identification when requesting a criminal record check from the OPP. Accordingly, all individuals that file a PIF or Declaration must submit two pieces of identification issued by a government authority that is acceptable to the Exchange. The PIF and Declaration currently require that only one piece of photo identification issued by a government authority be submitted. In addition to the first piece of required photo identification, a second piece of identification will now be required in order for a PIF or Declaration to be processed. Copies of both pieces of ID must be notarized as a true copy.

  1. Driver’s Licence
  2. Age of Majority Card/BYID Card
  3. Canadian or Foreign Passport
  4. Canadian Citizenship Card
  5. Possession and Acquisition Licence (or PAL Card)
  6. Permanent Residency Card
  7. Certificate of Indian Status
  8. Canadian National Institute of the Blind Identification Card
  9. Canadian Military Employment Card or Canadian Military Family Identification Card
  10. International Student Card
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Baptismal Certificate
  3. Hunting Licence
  4. Outdoors Card
  5. Blood Donor Card
  6. Immigration Papers

Health Cards cannot be accepted for identification purposes under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (Section 34). Social Insurance Cards are not to be copied or distributed and are therefore also not acceptable.

If you have questions about your PIF or Statutory Declaration, , please contact any member of Clark Wilson LLP’s Corporate Finance & Securities Group.