Does CIPO have a list of works in the public domain?
CIPO does not have a record of works that are part of the public domain nor can we offer assistance in obtaining permission to use a work if it is currently protected under the Copyright Act.
The Copyright Board is responsible for the issuance of licences when a copyright owner cannot be located. You may contact them at:
Copyright Board of Canada
56 Sparks Street, suite 800
Ottawa ON K1A 0C9