Orders in Council Database

Orders in Council Division

What's Available

The Orders in Council online database makes it easy for you to search for Orders in Council (OICs) made from 1990 to the present.

How to Search

You can search the database with any one of these variables:

  • Privy Council (P.C.) Number
  • From Date/To Date
  • Keywords
  • Department
  • Act
  • Chapter Number
  • Bill Number
  • Coming into Force

You can access the 'full text' of OICs approved after November 1, 2002 by using the 'attachments' link (in HTML format).

Each search will provide you with the document's:

  • Privy Council (P.C.) Number
  • Registration number (Part II, Canada Gazette)
  • Publication date (Canada Gazette, part II)
  • Legislative Authority
  • Sponsoring department
  • A brief description

For more information on searching the OIC database, visit our Help page.

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How to Obtain Certified Copies

If you are looking for:

  • Certified Copies of OICs
    • Made within the last 5 years – contact us directly at the Orders in Council Division
      • Email: oic-ddc@pco-bcp.gc.ca
      • Telephone: (613) 957-5443 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
      • Fax: (613) 957-5026
    • Made 5 years ago or longer – contact the Library and Archives Canada Reference Centre by:
      • Telephone: (613) 996-5115
      • Toll free: 1-866-578-7777 (Canada and United States)
      • Fax: (613) 995-6274
      • Visiting their website

How to Find Historical OICs

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Disclaimer

The Orders in Council available through this website should not be considered official versions. They are provided for information purposes only.

To obtain an official version of an OIC, please contact us directly at the Orders in Council Division.