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Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy

The OSB is part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. We carry out our regulatory, administrative, and supervisory duties at arm's length from the Government of Canada.

The OSB is responsible for administration of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), as well as certain duties under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). We license and regulate the insolvency profession, ensure an efficient and effective regulatory framework, supervise stakeholder compliance with the insolvency process, and maintain public records and statistics.

Comprehensive review of directives and regulations under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

     Canadian Consumer Debtor Profile – 2019

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Search Bankruptcy and Insolvency Records

Access information on all bankruptcies and proposals filed in Canada.

Find a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)

Search for persons licensed by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy to administer bankruptcies and proposals.

Search CCAA Records

Get a list of companies that have been granted protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

You owe money

Learn about informal and formal steps you can take to manage your debts, including filing a consumer proposal or bankruptcy.

Search Unclaimed Dividends

Owed money from a debtor's past bankruptcy? Search for unclaimed dividends and find out how to submit a claim to recover the money owed to you.

You are owed money

Learn what to do if you are a creditor in a bankruptcy or a proposal; includes description of the processes.


For Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LIT)

Access forms and guidance. You can also find out how to become a Licensed Insolvency Trustee or update your information.

Insolvency statistics

See the latest monthly, quarterly and annual reports on insolvency statistics in Canada, and the latest quarterly reports on the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).

About the OSB

Learn about the our mandate, areas of activity and the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.

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