An affidavit to be Commissioned by the Commissioner of Oaths for Taking Affidavits is regulated by the Commissioner for Taking Affidavits Act, R.S.O 1990 c.C.17.
If the Commissioner and the declarant individual are not in physical presence of each other, the Commissioner may administer the oath or declaration remotely as per regulation 431/20 of the Act, Administering Oath or Declaration Remotely.
Now the practice is that Remote Commissioning is being accepted in court documents and filing.
In the normal course of Notarization/ Commissioning of documents, the individual signs a document in the physical presence of the Notary or Commissioner of Oaths. Electronic signature refers to typing your name at the end of your email, digitized handwritten signature, or signature in electronic form on a particular document.
As we stated earlier, it is the requirement of the recipient organization whether to accept online notarization/ Commissioning, however, as per our office policy we do not notarize or commission the following documents: