Service on the Crown

Please note that documents to garnishee a federal employee's salary must be served in accordance with the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act. They must be served at the appropriate garnishment registry set out in the Garnishment and Attachment Regulations.

Federal Court

To commence a proceeding against the Crown, the Attorney General of Canada or any other minister of the Crown, the appropriate documentation must be filed in the Federal Court Registry. Regional Federal Court Registry Offices

When the Crown is sued in the Federal Court, the proper defendant is "Her Majesty The Queen". For Federal Court, service on the Attorney General is set out in Rule 133 of the Federal Courts Rules.

Provincial Court

To commence a proceeding against the Crown, the Attorney General of Canada or any other minister of the Crown, the Deputy Attorney General of Canada must be served, either at the office of the Deputy Attorney General in Ottawa or at the appropriate regional office of the Department of Justice Canada listed below. When the Crown is sued in provincial court, the proper defendant is "Attorney General of Canada."

The address for the Deputy Attorney General of Canada is:
Office of the Deputy Attorney General of Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

For litigation in provincial courts, service on the Attorney General of Canada is set out in section 4 of the Crown Liability and Proceedings (Provincial Court) Regulations.

Regional Offices

National Capital Region

Civil Litigation Section
Department of Justice Canada
50 O’Connor Street, 5th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

Telephone: 613-952-1228
Fax: 613-954-1920

Atlantic Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador)

Atlantic Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
Suite 1400, Duke Tower
5251 Duke Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1P3

Telephone: 902-426-3260
Fax: 902-426-2329

Quebec

Quebec Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
Guy-Favreau Complex
East Tower, 9th Floor
200 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1X4

Telephone: 514-283-4934
Fax: 514-283-9690

Ontario

Ontario Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
120 Adelaide Street West
Suite #400
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1

Telephone: 416-973-0942
TDD: 416-973-2496

Manitoba

Prairie Regional Office - Winnipeg
Department of Justice Canada
Suite 301, 310 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0S6

Telephone: 204-983-2391
Fax: 204-983-3636

Saskatchewan

Prairie Regional Office - Saskatoon
Department of Justice Canada
Saskatoon Square
410 – 22nd Street East, Suite 410
Saskatoon SK S7K 5T6

Telephone: 306-518-0788
Fax: 306-975-4030

Alberta

Prairie Regional Office - Edmonton
Department of Justice Canada
10423 101 Street
3rd Floor, Epcor Tower
Edmonton, Alberta 
T5H 0E7

Telephone: 780-495-2983
Fax: 780-495-2964

British Columbia

British Columbia Regional Office
Department of Justice Canada
900 - 840 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2S9

Telephone: 604-666-2061
Fax: 604-666-2760
TDD: 604-666-1511

Yukon

Northern Regional Office - Yukon
Department of Justice Canada
310 - 300 Main Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B5

Telephone: 867-393-7950
Fax: 867-667-3934

Northwest Territories

Northern Regional Office - Northwest Territories
Department of Justice Canada
5019 52nd Street
2nd Floor, Nova Plaza
P.O. Box 2052
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P5

Telephone: 867-920-6001
Fax: 867-920-6025

Nunavut

Department of Justice
Nunavut Regional Office
Qimugjuk Building #969, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2200
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

Phone: 867-979-2489
Fax: 867-975-4560

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