Undistributed Funds Search
How to submit a claim

Important

  • A non-refundable $30 fee is required for each unclaimed fund requested. A cheque or money order for this amount made payable to the "Receiver General for Canada" must accompany each request.
  • The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy retains the right to require additional documentation in support of an application for payment of an unclaimed fund and to refuse payment when inadequate documentation and proof have been submitted.

Individual Creditor Claim
Business Creditor Claim


Individual Creditor Claim

You must submit the following documentation establishing entitlement to the claim:

  • Completed Affidavit Form.
  • Completed Claim Form, including:
    • Proof of address (i.e., address listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database). This can be done in one of two ways:
      • provide documentation establishing that the individual creditor resided at the address listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database, such as the Proof of Claim or a utility bill; or
      • add a sentence to the Affidavit Form stating that the individual creditor “once resided at the following address (provide address) as listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database.” (Note that any handwriting on the Affidavit Form must be initialled by both the individual creditor and the Commissioner for Oaths.)
  • Cheque or money order for $30 made payable to the "Receiver General for Canada".

If you are an authorized third party submitting a claim on behalf of the individual creditor to whom the funds held are payable (e.g., agent or family member acting under a Power of Attorney), you must also submit:

  • A Power of Attorney or will establishing that you have the authority to submit the claim on behalf of the individual creditor.

You may then forward the claim to:

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
Business and Financial Services
Heritage Place
155 Queen Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H5M


Business Creditor Claim

If you are submitting a claim on behalf of a business creditor, you must submit the following documentation establishing entitlement to the claim:

  • Completed Affidavit Form.
  • Completed Claim Form, including:
    • Letter of Authority or equivalent establishing that you have the authority to submit the claim on behalf of the business creditor (if you cannot obtain a Letter of Authority, you may add additional information to the Affidavit Form).
    • Proof of address (i.e., address listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database). This can be done in one of two ways:
      • provide documentation establishing that the business creditor operated a business at the address listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database, such as the Proof of Claim or a utility bill; or
      • add a sentence to the Affidavit Form stating that the business creditor "once operated a business at the following address (provide address) as listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database." (Note that any handwriting on the Affidavit Form must be initialled by both the legal representative of the business creditor and the Commissioner for Oaths.)
    • Current Certificate of Compliance or Certificate of Dissolution (Learn more about the Certificate of Compliance).
  • Cheque or money order for $30 made payable to the “Receiver General for Canada.”

If you are an authorized third party submitting a claim on behalf of a business creditor to whom the funds held are payable (e.g., agent acting under a Power of Attorney), you must also submit:

  • A Power of Attorney or will establishing that you have the authority to submit the claim on behalf of the business creditor.

If the business creditor for which you are claiming the funds is different than the one listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database, please also submit the following, where applicable:

  • Proof of amalgamation, such as a Certificate of Amalgamation or equivalent documentation;
  • Proof that the assets, including receivables and debts, were acquired by the successor to the creditor;
  • Proof of a name change, such as a Change of Name Registration Certificate; and/or
  • Proof that the business creditor also operates under the name listed in the Unclaimed Funds Database.

Note: A claim by the business creditor’s parent company or subsidiary should include proof of direction from the business creditor.

You may then forward the claim to:

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
Business and Financial Services
Heritage Place
155 Queen Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H5