Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
The OSB is part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. We carry out our regulatory, administrative, and supervisory duties at arm's length from the Government of Canada.
The OSB is responsible for administration of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), as well as certain duties under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). We license and regulate the insolvency profession, ensure an efficient and effective regulatory framework, supervise stakeholder compliance with the insolvency process, and maintain public records and statistics.
Licensed Insolvency Trustee Designation
The new trustee designation will help Canadians easily identify individuals who are licensed by the federal government to provide insolvency services such as bankruptcies and consumer proposals.
See the latest monthly, quarterly and annual reports on insolvency statistics in Canada, and the latest quarterly reports on the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).
Services and information
Search for persons licensed by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy to administer bankruptcies and proposals.
Access information on all bankruptcies and proposals filed in Canada.
Get a list of companies that have been granted protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
File a complaint with the OSB if you have concerns about a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, debtor or creditor that cannot be resolved.
Learn about informal and formal steps you can take to manage your debts, including filing a consumer proposal or bankruptcy.
Learn what to do if you are a creditor in a bankruptcy or a proposal; includes description of the processes.
Access forms and guidance. You can also find out how to become a Licensed Insolvency Trustee or update your information.
Owed money from a debtor's past bankruptcy? Search for unclaimed dividends and find out how to submit a claim to recover the money owed to you.
Contact the OSB if you have further questions about the insolvency process or if you have questions about a specific insolvency file.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules
- The Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency Statistics in Canada—monthly, quarterly and annual reports
- Annual bankruptcy and insolvency rates
- Consumer Proposals in Canada After the 2009 Legislative Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
Superintendent of Bankruptcy
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