Welcome to the Supreme Court of Canada

NOTICE: 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. All currently scheduled public events at the Court, as well as guided tours, are cancelled until further notice. The Court remains open for case-related matters. 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 registry-greffe@scc-csc.ca

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 registry-greffe@scc-csc.ca 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.

The Court

Its role and history as well as a video about the Supreme Court and its work


Learn about the Court's current and past members


Resources and information for counsel and self-represented litigants


Media contacts, news releases and other information to help the media cover the Court and its judgments


Take a tour, attend a hearing or download an educational kit


Library resources and services, including the New Library Titles list


Jobs at the Court, including the Law Clerk Program

Message from the Chief Justice, Richard Wagner

"Welcome to the Supreme Court of Canada, the only bilingual (two languages) and bijural (two legal systems) supreme court in the world. We work and decide cases in French and English, in all areas of law..." Read more



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