Clearance certificates are related to the sale of property or businesses across Newfoundland and Labrador. It identifies whether or not a person or company is subject to a determination (i.e. an order to resolve a labour standards violation) issued by the Labour Standards Division. Clearance certificates are usually requested by lawyers on behalf of their clients.
How do I apply?
- A request can be made through the Department of Finance electronic payment system.
- The fee for each application is $75.00.
- Payments can be made using a credit card or a debit card.
Deadline to Apply
All calls will be returned during business hours from Monday to Friday, within one business day.
Toll free: 1-877-563-1063
St. John’s Office: (709) 729-2742
Corner Brook Office: (709) 637-2364
Day 1: Complete the online application. Confirm amount and submit for payment.
Day 2: A Detailed Transactions Report with your application information will be downloaded from the Department of Finance, Centralized Web Receipting and reviewed by a Labour Standards representative.
Day 3: A search is conducted to ensure that the company or individual is not subject to a determination issued by the Labour Standards Division. If the application is approved, the clearance certificate will be sent to the email address provided. If denied, a Labour Standards Officer will contact the requesting firm or individual to discuss the reason for the decision.
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