Last updated February 5, 2020
The AMF may, at its discretion, suspend, cease or limit the use of any portion of the on-line services at any time without notice or liability.
Use of the AMF's on-line services requiring authentication through clicSÉQUR does not change the legal qualification of the related requests or obligations. You will still be responsible for providing accurate information at all times and complying with all obligations incumbent upon you under applicable laws. All instructions or information provided through the AMF's on-line services will be deemed to have been given by you and should be carefully entered and reviewed.
If you extract information from the secure on-line services site operated by the AMF, you must take all necessary steps to ensure the information is saved and stored securely. It is also strictly forbidden to use the AMF's on-line services when you have reason to believe that such use could expose the AMF's infrastructures to a virus or malware.
Although the AMF goes to great lengths to keep its portal reliable and secure, it cannot guarantee that the system will operate without interruption. In the event such an interruption occurs, the user will not be released from legal or regulatory obligations. The AMF's Information Centre can provide assistance during business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The form and content of this AMF website are protected by copyright law and Quebec, Canadian and foreign intellectual property law. Unless otherwise stated, all information available on this website is the property of the AMF. AMF trademarks, names and logos, whether registered or not, are also the property of the AMF.
Other than downloading or printing material for your personal use, you are strictly prohibited from reproducing for distribution, by any means whatsoever, selling or modifying the content of this website, including without limitation the information, forms, trademarks, name and logo of the AMF, without the AMF's prior written consent.
When you use our E-Services, the AMF may sometimes send you documents bearing a signature known as a digital signature. With this signature, the person sending you a document by e-mail can confirm his identity, guarantee its integrity and establish a permanent link between the document and the signer.
Legal value of a digital signature
A digital signature on an electronic document carries the same legal value as a handwritten signature, pursuant to An Act to establish a legal framework for information technology This link will open in a new window.
To be able to use digital signatures, the AMF has adopted a public key infrastructure (PKI) in partnership with the certification authority Notarius – Technologies et systèmes d'information notariale inc This link will open in a new window.
How to validate a digital signature
To validate a digital signature, your Adobe® software, which helps you to open electronic documents, needs to be configured. Otherwise, it will not be possible to validate the digital signature or incorrect messages such as “Validity Unknown” will be generated.
We urge you to consult the section How to Validate a Digital Signature Applied to a PDF Document This link will open in a new window with Adobe on the Notarius website to determine how to configure Adobe® or verify its configuration.
To make our on-line services easier to use, prevent dysfunctions and optimize functionality, the following browsers are supported :
- Chrome version 72.0 and higher;
- Internet Explorer version 11.0 and higher
- Edge version 44.17763 and higher;
- Safari mobile version 12.1 and higher;
- Firefox 65.0 and higher.
When you use the AMF's on-line services, our servers temporarily store files known as “cookies” on your computer's hard drive. Cookies let us retain selected important information regarding your session only during the period when you are connected to our services. This ID information is necessary to maintain the integrity of connections between AMF on-line services and users.
By using the AMF's on-line services, you agree to the collection and use of personal information by the AMF in accordance with the terms set forth in this section.
The AMF is subject to An Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal informationThis link will open in a new window, (R.S.Q., chapter A-2.1). It has adopted policies and directives to ensure information is handled appropriately. The AMF has also adopted two codes of ethics and professional conduct. The first applies to the President and CEO, and the second to all staff members, including staff responsible for administering the on-line services. These codes of ethics (in French only) may be consulted on the AMF website.
To make our on-line services easier to use, prevent dysfunctions and optimize functionality, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 3 and higher are supported.
The AMF's on-line services allow you to pay fees on-line from our secure site. Since fees are payable in advance, credit cards are a secure way of paying amounts owed to the AMF. Clients of participating financial institutions may also use Interac This link will open in a new windowR.
You must submit all information relating to the payment method you choose. The AMF will confirm that the transaction has been honoured.
Since the AMF does not store credit card numbers or banking information, you will have to enter some information again for your next transaction.