Notice about COVID-19

Out of concern for the health and safety of visitors and employees in light of COVID-19, the Supreme Court of Canada Building is closed to visitors. The Court remains open for case-related matters. Hearings re-scheduled to June took place by video-conference. For further information, see the News Release dated April 29, 2020.

For case-related matters, please note the following:

Court documents are to be filed by email, whether originating or otherwise. The Registrar will issue a directive as to the filing of original paper copies once the Supreme Court Building is fully re-opened. 

Deadlines that are imposed by the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada are suspended until further notice.  Deadlines that are imposed by statute, including s. 40 of the Supreme Court Act, remain in force.  Any party concerned about the ability to meet a deadline imposed by statute should contact the Registry by email at

The Registry is working remotely with a limited access to its internal telephone system.  Starting Monday April 27th, calls made to the Registry toll free line (1-844-365-9662) will be answered from noon to 4:30 pm Eastern time.  You are encouraged to continue to communicate with the Registry by e-mail at as voicemail messages may not be addressed until normal Registry operations resume.

Should you have any questions in regard to case-related matters, please consult Answers to your questions in regards to the impact of COVID-19 on case-related matters before the Supreme Court of Canada.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as there will be delays in processing your documents and responding to your e-mails. These measures will be in effect until further notice.

Thank you for your collaboration.