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Garnishment and Attachment Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2020-12-23 to 2024-05-14:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), service of documents on Her Majesty in connection with garnishment proceedings permitted by Division I of Part I of the Act must be effected at the following places:

    • (a) if the garnishee summons is issued in Newfoundland and Labrador,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice

      284 Wellington Street

      Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8;

    • (b) if the garnishee summons is issued in Prince Edward Island,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • Legal Services Unit
      • 161 Grafton Street
      • Internal Box 014
      • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 8M9;
    • (c) if the garnishee summons is issued in Nova Scotia,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • Atlantic Regional Office
      • Suite 1400, Duke Tower
      • 5251 Duke Street
      • Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1P3;
    • (d) if the garnishee summons is issued in New Brunswick,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • 284 Wellington Street
      • Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8;
    • (e) subject to paragraph (f), if the garnishee summons is issued in Quebec,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • Quebec Regional Office — Montréal
      • East Tower, 9th Floor
      • 200 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
      • Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1X4;
    • (f) if the garnishee summons is issued in Quebec, either in the National Capital Region described in the schedule to the National Capital Act or by the provincial enforcement service in relation to an order made in the National Capital Region or outside Quebec for the payment of maintenance, alimony or support,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • 284 Wellington Street
      • Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8;
    • (g) subject to paragraph (h), if the garnishee summons is issued in Ontario,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • Ontario Regional Office, Toronto
      • Suite 400
      • 120 Adelaide Street West
      • Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1;
    • (h) if the garnishee summons is issued in Ontario, either in the Northwest Region, Northeast Region, East Region or Central East Region prescribed under the Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, or by the provincial enforcement service in relation to an order made in one of those regions or outside Ontario for the payment of maintenance, alimony or support,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • 284 Wellington Street
      • Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8;
    • (i) if the garnishee summons is issued in Manitoba,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • Prairie Region — Winnipeg Office
      • Suite 301, Centennial House
      • 310 Broadway Avenue
      • Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0S6;
      • [The address for the garnishment registry in Winnipeg recently changed. These regulations will be updated as soon as possible to reflect that change. In the meantime, you can find the correct address here: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/enforce-execution/garn-gref.html#ma1.]
    • (j) if the garnishee summons is issued in Saskatchewan,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • Prairie Region — Saskatoon Office
      • Suite 410
      • 410 - 22nd Street East
      • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 5T6;
    • (k) if the garnishee summons is issued in Alberta,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • Prairie Region — Edmonton Office
      • Suite 300, EPCOR Tower
      • 10423-101 Street
      • Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0E7;
    • (l) if the garnishee summons is issued in British Columbia,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • British Columbia Regional Office
      • Suite 900
      • 840 Howe Street
      • Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2S9; and
    • (m) if the garnishee summons is issued in Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut,

      • Garnishment Registry
      • Department of Justice
      • 284 Wellington Street
      • Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8.
    • (n) [Repealed, SOR/2020-265, s. 4]

    • (o) [Repealed, SOR/2020-265, s. 4]

  • (2) If the garnishment proceedings are in respect of a debtor who receives salary or remuneration from the Department of Justice, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada or a court, is a judge or prothonotary to whom the Judges Act applies or is a person appointed by a Minister under section 128 of the Public Service Employment Act, service of documents must be effected at the following place:

    • Garnishment Registry
    • Department of Justice
    • 284 Wellington Street
    • Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8.
  • (3) If the garnishment proceedings are in respect of a debtor who receives salary or remuneration from a Crown corporation listed in section 6, service of documents must be effected at the head office of the corporation.

  • SOR/84-47, s. 2
  • SOR/97-176, s. 3
  • SOR/2002-278, s. 5
  • SOR/2008-191, s. 1
  • SOR/2015-22, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-48, s. 1
  • SOR/2020-265, s. 4

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