Do You Have to Register as a Third Party for the Federal By-election?
This infographic explains when to register as a third party with Elections Canada and the obligations of a third party during a by-election.
If you are:
- an individual who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or who lives in Canada (other than a candidate)
- a corporation carrying on business in Canadafootnote 1
- a group where a person responsible for the group is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or lives in Canada (other than a registered party or an electoral district association of a registered party)
You may also choose to register after the election is called if you intend to conduct regulated activities with combined expenses of $500 or more.
Return to footnote 1 A corporation incorporated outside Canada cannot register as a third party if, during the election period, its primary purpose in Canada is to influence electors' votes.