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For persons to which the
2009 amendments apply
Directive or circular (persons to which the 2009 amendments apply)
Directive or circular PDF Title
  2021 (PDF) General Transitional Directive (2021)
  2011 (PDF) General Transitional Directive (2011)
  2010 (PDF) General Transitional Directive (2010)
  2009 (PDF) General Transitional Directive (2009)
Directive No. 1R7 1R7 (PDF) Counselling in Insolvency Matters
Directive No. 2R 2R (PDF) Joint Filing
Directive No. 3 3 (PDF) Duties of the Bankrupt to Deliver Credit Cards to the Trustee
Directive No. 4R 4R (PDF) Delegation of Tasks
Directive No. 5R7 5R7 (PDF) Estate Funds and Banking
Directive No. 6R5 6R5 (PDF) Assessment of an Individual Debtor
Directive No. 7 7 (PDF) Inventory of Estate Assets
Directive No. 8R20 8R20 (PDF) The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act Forms
Directive No. 9R3 9R3 (PDF) Electronic Filing and Other Methods
Directive No. 10R 10R (PDF) Redemption of Security and Section 147 Levy of the BIA
Directive No. 11R2-2022R 11R2-2022R (PDF) Surplus Income
Directive No. 13R7 13R7 (PDF) Trustee Licensing
Directive No. 14 14 (PDF) Use of Related Persons to Perform Services for Bankruptcy Estates and Costs Chargeable to the Estate
Directive No. 15 15 (PDF) Trustee Consultation Fees in Bankruptcies and Proposals
Directive No. 16 16 (PDF) Third-Party Deposits and Guarantees
Directive No. 16R (Pre-1992) 16R (Pre-1992) (PDF) Preparation of the Statement of Affairs
Directive No. 17 17 (PDF) Retention of Documents by the Trustee
Directive No. 18 18 (PDF) Unclaimed Dividends and Undistributed Funds
Directive No. 19R 19R (PDF) Reporting of Receipts Resulting from the Realization of Certain Assets in Summary Administrations
Directive No. 20 20 (PDF) Bankruptcy Assistance Program
Directive No. 21R 21R (PDF) Estate Security
Directive No. 22R2 22R2 (PDF) Proofs of Claim, Proxies, Quorums and Voting at Meetings of Creditors
Directive No. 23 23 (PDF) Publication in Local Newspaper
Directive No. 24 24 (PDF) Information to be Provided to Creditors in Commercial Proposals
Directive No. 25R 25 (PDF) Realization of Estate Assets
Directive No. 26 26 (PDF) Notice to Bankrupts and Officers of a Bankrupt Corporation with Regard to their Duties and Status
Directive No. 27R 27R (PDF) Advances of Trustee's Remuneration for Bankruptcies Under Ordinary Administration
Directive No. 28R 28R (PDF) Non-Resident Office
Directive No. 30 30 (PDF) Trustee's Report to the Creditors on Preliminary Administration
Directive No. 31R 31R (PDF) Procedure Governing Trustee Professional Conduct Proceedings
Directive No. 32R 32R (PDF) Trustee Electronic Recordkeeping
Directive No. 33 33 (PDF) Trustee Designation and Advertising
Directive No. 34R 34R (PDF) The Licensing Forms Under Sections 13(1) and 13.1 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
Circular No. 2R2 2R2 (PDF) Summary Administration Estates with Realizable Assets Exceeding $15,000
Circular No. 3R3 3R3 (PDF) Employment Insurance
For persons to which
the 2009 amendments do not apply
Directive or circular (persons to which the 2009 amendments do not apply)
Directive or circular PDF Description
  (PDF) General Transitional Directive (2011)
  (PDF) General Transitional Directive (2010)
  N/A General Transitional Directive (1993)
Directive No. 1R2 N/A Counselling in Insolvency Matters
Directive No. 2R 2R (PDF) Joint Filing
Directive No. 3 3 (PDF) Duties of the Bankrupt to Deliver Credit Cards to the Trustee
Directive No. 4R 4R (PDF) Delegation of Tasks
Directive No. 5R4 5R4 (PDF) Estate Funds and Banking
Directive No. 6R3 6R3 (PDF) Assessment of an Individual Debtor
Directive No.7 7 (PDF) Inventory of Estate Assets
Directive No. 8R5 8R5 (PDF) The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act Forms
Directive No. 9R3 9R3 (PDF) Electronic Filing and Other Methods
Directive No. 10R 10R (PDF) Redemption of Security and Section 147 Levy of the BIA
Directive No. 11R 11R (PDF) Surplus Income
Directive No. 14 14 (PDF) Use of Related Persons to Perform Services for Bankruptcy Estates and Costs Chargeable to the Estate
Directive No. 16 16 (PDF) Third-Party Deposits and Guarantees
Directive No. 16R (Pre-1992) 16R (PDF) Preparation of the statement of affairs
Directive No. 17 17 (PDF) Retention of Documents by the Trustee
Directive No. 18 18 (PDF) Unclaimed Dividends and Undistributed Funds
Directive No. 19R 19R (PDF) Reporting of Receipts Resulting from the Realization of Certain Assets in Summary Administrations
Directive No. 20 20 (PDF) Bankruptcy Assistance Program
Directive No. 21R 21R (PDF) Estate Security
Directive No. 22R 22R (PDF) Proofs of Claim, Proxies, Quorums and Voting at Meetings of Creditors
Directive No. 23 23 (PDF) Publication in Local Newspaper
Directive No. 24 24 (PDF) Information to be Provided to Creditors in Commercial Proposals
Directive No. 25 25 (PDF) Realization of Estate Assets
Directive No. 26 26 (PDF) Notice to Bankrupts and Officers of a Bankrupt Corporation with Regard to Their Duties and Status
Directive No. 27R 27R (PDF) Advances of Trustee's Remuneration for Bankruptcies Under Ordinary Administration
Directive No. 28 28 (PDF) Non-Resident Office
Directive No. 30 30 (PDF) Trustee's Report to the Creditors on Preliminary Administration
Circular No. 2 N/A Summary Administration Estates With Realizable Assets Exceeding $10,000
Circular No. 3R2 3R2 (PDF) Employment Insurance

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The online versions of the directives and circulars are not the official versions. In the event of an inconsistency between the online and PDF versions, the PDF version prevails.

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