Canadian LEI: LEI code | Official registration agent
All counterparties to OTC derivative transactions defined under OSC Rule 91-507 must have an LEI

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) official registration agent

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Active Legal Entity Identifiers
in Canada

Database snapshot

December 2021
304 New LEI numbers issued
Fully corroborated LEI numbers 51.4%

About the Company

Canadian LEI offers convenient and secure registration services.
Over 95% of LEIs managed by Canadian LEI are fully corroborated
Secure payment by bank card or PayPal
Automated data transfer from the Canada’s Business Registries

Applying for an LEI is fast and secure

We issue over 90% of numbers in less than 24 hours.

We request the required data from the Canada’s Business Registries to ensure your application complies with LEI number standards.
Select one of our convenient extended-length LEI packages. We offer LEI numbers with a validity of up to 5 years.
Pay securely using your card or PayPal

LEI number initial application, renewal or change of data

All LEI number management services in one place!

Initial application

To apply for an LEI number for the first time, please complete the application on our website. We request the required data from the Canada’s Business Registries and will start the preliminary validation of your data immediately.

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Renewal & Transfer

The LEI number must be renewed at least once a year to remain valid in the GLEIF database. If you use Canadian LEI as your agent to renew your LEI, the number will be transferred to our administration.

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Legal Entity Identifier system

How are LEI numbers issued?

The purpose of LEI numbers is to make it easier to identify a counterparty in financial transactions. The issuance of numbers is regulated by the global umbrella organisation GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation)

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Applying for an LEI number via Canadian LEI

Take a few minutes to submit your application and we will do the rest!

To apply for an LEI number, you need and LEI issuer, approved by the GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation) or an official LEI Registration Agent. Canadian LEI is a LOU contractual registration agent that registers LEI numbers (codes) in Canada. Canadian LEI’s database is interfaced with the Canada’s Business Registries, which allows us to automatically query and update data related to your company. We offer Canadian companies a fast and affordable service and keep the data in the GLEIF database in line with your current information.
Companies applying for an LEI
We validate data using the Canada’s Business Registries or other sources
The LEI number is issued to the customer
The LEI number is entered into the GLEIF database
An LEI number must be renewed at least once a year

Simple and transparent pricing

Canadian LEI enables you to apply for a LEI number for up to five years

Canadian LEI s customers only pay for applying for or renewal of the LEI number. Updating data, transferring the LEI number or other activities related to the number are all free of charge for our customers.

No hidden fees - all fees are included in our price

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Questions and answers

Do you have an additional question?

What is an LEI?
An LEI code or Legal Entity Identifier is a unique number, consisting of 20 symbols, that allows for identification within the global financial system. An LEI number is issued to a company just once and is unique.
Who is obliged to request an LEI number?
Measures to increase transparency in OTC derivatives markets have been in force across all Canadian provinces since July 2016. Parties to trades in debt securities have been required to report the trades to the relevant body within their province. Some other parties that operate at the periphery of the trade are also required to have an LEI, including reporting agents, brokers acting as intermediaries, clearing members, electronic trading venues and connected clearing houses.
How much does an LEI number cost?
An LEI number costs from C$95 a year. Our full price list is available on our homepage and upon application.
How long is the LEI number valid?
The LEI number is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. The number must then be extended (via a renewal application) for the following year.
What do we do if company data changes in the Canada’s Business Registries?
Throughout the LEI number period, it is important that the company’s data in the GLEIF database matches the data in the Commercial Register. If the company’s data changes in the Commercial Register, please let us know by e-mail – We will change the data in the GLEIF database (free of charge).
How long does it take to issue an LEI number?
An LEI number is usually issued within 1-2 working days of payment. If the legal structure of the company (consolidation group) is complex and additional information is required, it may take longer to issue the number. We issue 95% of number in less than 24 hours.
Can I apply LEI for a Trust?

Yes, we also accept LEI applications for Trusts. If Trust is not registered with Canada’s Business Registries or Charity Commission, please insert “Not Registered” as a company number in the LEI application.

Why do you need an LEI number?
Legal entities often require LEIs in order to comply with regulatory and reporting requirements within the jurisdiction in which they operate. Put simply, regulators want more information about who is trading, where they are trading, and who their counterparties are within the financial market.
How can a company request an LEI number?
Canadian LEI makes requesting an LEI number for a company easy! Complete the application and pay us using internet banking. Then, wait a few days and the LEI number and the receipt will be sent to your email.
How do you pay for an LEI number?
After submitting and signing your application, you will be redirected to our payment form, where it is possible to pay by card or via Paypal.
How do multiannual LEIs work?
Multiannual LEIs save you time and money. For example, if you order a 3-year LEI, regisration of the LEI with a validity of 1 year is included alongside the automatic renewal of your LEI number for a further 2 years. By doing so, you do not have to deal with the renewal of your LEI number every year and, since the annual price of our multiannual contracts is cheaper, you will also save money! LEI renewal is performed 30-60 days before your next renewal date so your LEI is always valid in the GLEIF database.
Where can I verify the existence or validity of an LEI?
The validity of the LEI number can be verified on the Canadian LEI homepage by using the search. Our database is connected to the GLEIF base and Canada’s Business Registries and it is updated four times a day. LEI number can be also verified on the website of the GLEIF.
Why use Canadian LEI services?
Canadian LEI is an official LEI registration agent, which means we comply with all regulations and data transmission standards. This is especially important for companies considering registering for multiannual renewal of its LEI, since the company makes an advance payment to the registration agent for the entire period. Our database is integrated with that of Canada’s Business Registries and is updated automatically. This reduces the administrative burden on your part, as data changes within the GLEIF database are automated. The use of an official registration agent ensures secure data processing and quality service.
What documents are needed to apply LEI for a Trust?

In order to issue LEI for a Trust, we need some supporting documents to verify legal name on the Trust, legal address and Trustees. This can be for example a Trust DEED, establishing agreement or any other similar document to confirm the data.