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Certificates of Origin

The St. John’s Board of Trade offers Certificates of Origin to members and non-members.

Online Document Certification

Our electronic service allows exporters to apply and receive their approval from the comfort of their own office, providing they have access to a good quality color printer. In addition, online certification also provides:

  • Ease of access: Canadian exporters can apply online and print from anywhere in the world.
  • Reduced travel time and courier costs: no need to leave your office and wait in line.
  • Fast, convenient, and user-friendly: get certificates in hours versus days.

The St. John’s Board of Trade certifies the following documents:

  • Certificates of Origin
  • Invoices submitted without a Certificate of Origin
  • Visa applications

Documents certified by the St. John’s Board of Trade must meet the following requirements:

  • Issued by a Canadian company in either English or French
  • Accompanied by the proper background documentation
  • Accompanied by the proof of business registration with the federal or provincial/territorial government and confirmation of annual business license renewal (if not already on file)
  • Original document duly signed by an authorized representative and notarized (or letter of waiver must be on file)
  • Issued on the St. John's Board of Trade's template or in a format approved by the St. John's Board of Trade
  • Certification fees paid in full


Do It Yourself: You print the documents once certified.

  • $30 +HST Member
  • $45 +HST Non-Member

Full Service: We print the documents, and you arrange for pickup from our office.

  • $35 +HST Member
  • $50 +HST Non-Member

Payment Instructions

We accept credit card payment online through your account. If you require login credentials, please contact

  • Full payment is required prior to the certification of documents.
  • For Full Service – The customer is responsible for all shipping costs.
  • Once documents are certified, customers will arrange for pick up.




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