Registration of copyright—filing online

Access the copyright e-filing application to register your copyright.

Why register your copyright?

Poems, paintings, plays, stories, songs, software—all are creative works worth protecting.

Generally, your original work is automatically protected by copyright when you create it. However, when you register your copyright, you get a certificate of registration that you can use in court as evidence that you own the protected work.


The fee for filing online can be found under items 1(a)(i) and 1(b)(i) of the fees page.

How to pay your fees

You may pay using a credit card or by deposit account.

Operating system and browser compatibility

Review the system requirements and information summary to ensure your system meets the software and browser requirements.

Period of inactivity

For security reasons, you will be automatically logged out of the system after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Notice for current deposit account holders

To link your deposit account to your login username, you must contact the Finance and Administration Directorate by email or by phone at 819-994-2269.


You need a My Canada Business Account to use the copyright e-filing application.

Don't have an account? Visit the login page and follow the steps to create an account.

Log in to the copyright e-filing application