Clearance Certificates


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.

Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

Not applicable

How do I apply?

Deadline to Apply

Not applicable


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

Decision-Making Process


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.

Click here for details on the service standard.

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