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.
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.
Services and information
Access information on all bankruptcies and proposals filed in Canada.
Search for persons licensed by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy to administer bankruptcies and proposals.
Get a list of companies that have been granted protection under the
Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
Learn about informal and formal steps you can take to manage your debts, including filing a consumer proposal or bankruptcy.
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.
Learn what to do if you are a creditor in a bankruptcy or a proposal; includes description of the processes.
Access forms and guidance. You can also find out how to become a Licensed Insolvency Trustee or update your information.
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)
ISED understands that Schedule IV of the Financial Administration Act applies to OSB. The OSB is under ISED’s financial structure and is not considered a separate entity in terms of financial reporting in the department. OSB is included and supported by the Plan and Description of Feedback Process.
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