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In spite of being the second largest country in the world by geographical area, Canada is not one of the most populous countries in the world. Being a rich and prosperous country, we do not happen to come across Canadian citizens residing elsewhere in the world either for work or other commitments, which includes U.A.E too.  However, there has been a widespread immigration to Canada over the years, either as skilled migrants or as students and in certain cases for business and other reasons. Furthermore, the Canadian academic curriculums and industrial certifications have gained extensive popularity globally over time. Several Canadian corporates have also started expanding into the Middle East over the years. Thus, the U.A.E has become home to a considerable amount of residents over the years, who are either Canadians by citizenship or those that have earned academic or even industrial qualifications from Canada and a section of the people from various other countries who are aspiring residents of Canada.

There are a numerous documents which have originated in Canada of these residents in the U.A.E or the GCC, which require legalization to be recognised in the U.A.E or the GCC as a whole. It is to be borne in mind that Canada does not fall under the Hague Convention and hence, Canadian documents may not be apostilled.  Some of the purposes of attested Canadian documents are as below:-

  • To obtain the desired designation at work and on the visa for a skilled labourer
  • To apply for a residency visa for the family members
  • To start up or open a branch of a business for a Canadian national
  • For the admission of children at schools
  • To pursue higher studies in a foreign country
  • To apply for a local industrial training and examination like MOH or DOH

In certain cases, there are documents of the residents of the U.A.E from various other countries which are required to be recognised by Canadian bodies for the purpose of pursuing immigration to Canada through several paths. Furthermore, there are international organizations like IATA (International Air Transport Association), whose credentials and certificates are to be legalized for use in the U.A.E as it is a body headquartered in Canada, irrespective of the country in which these certificates were earned.

Degree Certificates Attestation

One of the most significant and demanded Canadian documents for attestation are the degree certificates from various Canadian Universities. Attestation of a Canadian Degree Certificate follows the path below:-

  1. Apply for a fresh Transcript which should be authenticated by the issuing University
  2. Get the above sent to the UAE Embassy in Ottawa or the Consulate in Toronto, whichever is the closest to the university, signed and sealed
  3. After the aforementioned verification, the certificate should be dispatched to the Notary Public in Canada for witness and verification
  4. Following the above, the certificate gets sent to the office of Global Affairs, Canada for their authentication
  5. The document then gets verified by the UAE Embassy or Consulate in Canada, along with the verified transcript for their attestation
  6. The document shall then be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.A.E for the final verification and attestation

The other Canadian certificates which are commonly required to be attested are:-


  • Canadian Board Certificate Attestation for U.A.E
  • Canadian Diploma Certificate Attestation for U.A.E
  • Canadian Provisional Mark Sheets Attestation

Civil Certificates

  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Divorce Certificates
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Experience Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Legal Heirship Certificate

Corporate Documents

  • Canadian Agency Agreements
  • Company Documents
  • Power of Attorney

Standard Procedures for Certificate Attestation:

  1. To be verified and witnessed by the Notary Public, Canada
  2. Attestation by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Canada
  3. Authentication by the U.A.E Embassy, Ottawa or Consulate, Toronto in Canada
  4. Final attestation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.A.E

Over time, there has been an increase in the total number of people who have been in demand of documents processing in Canada. Increasing rate of immigration to Canada for higher studies and skilled immigration are the major reasons for it.  We, at Top Attest endeavour to ensure that we are the go to centre in the region for all these activities. Our services make life seamless to you with our modes of services and we recommend you to have a chat with one of our team members on your requirement, before you finalise your order.

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