Lobbyists Registration

Welcome to the Ontario lobbyists registry. You will find everything you need to create an account, file a registration, search the registry and more. Please note: this site is optimized for use with Internet Explorer.

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Guidance on Gifts & Benefits

Thinking of offering a gift to a public office holder?
Check the Guidance for Lobbyists: Gifts & Benefits

                              Guidance for Lobbyists - Gifts

Lobbyist Registration Tutorial Videos

Step-by-step tutorial videos are available to assist lobbyists in the creation and management of profiles and registrations on the Ontario lobbyist registry system. See the tutorial videos here

Lobbying Activity

Lobbyists completing the Lobbying Activity section of the registration form are required to submit a complete description of lobbying activities. Lobbyists are encouraged to consult the Lobbying Activity page for guidance on submitting clear and concise statements that allow the public to easily identify and understand lobbying goals.

Amendments to the Act

Amendments to the Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998, came into force on July 1, 2016, bringing significant changes to Ontario’s lobbyist registry system, including new questions on registration forms, a single registration form for entire for-profit companies, a lower threshold for registration for in-house lobbyists and new investigative and enforcement powers for the Integrity Commissioner as Lobbyists Registrar.
Details can be found in the Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998

Lobbyist Registration Checklists

Registration and Compliance Checklists are available to assist lobbyists in ensuring complete and compliant registrations.  Find them in Resources

Have a question?

The Office is available to help you with such questions as how to create an account, file an initial registration and submit a notice of termination. Contact: 416-327-4053 or lobbyist.mail@oico.on.ca

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Getting Started

Follow four easy steps to register as a lobbyist.
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Types of Lobbyists

The Act defines three types of paid lobbyists.
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Interpretation Bulletins

Helpful information to navigate the Act.
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