Administration of Oaths
Certain administrative procedures require taking an oath. These include applications for loans and bursaries, in the case of students whose parents do not live in Canada; de facto spouse applications for certain pension plans; as well as applications for a change of name or a change of designation of sex, submitted to the Directeur de l'état civil.
These services are provided by a number of departments and bodies at their offices, but they are not always available to people living away from major centres. Consequently, Services Québec has made these services available throughout Québec. Since 2009, there have been commissioners for oaths in the 65 offices under the banner of Services Québec.