Step 1 - Responsible Officer and Coordinates
Welcome to the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying's Online Assistance. This tutorial has been designed as part of the educational program and awareness efforts by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying.
This is one of seven tutorials dealing with the creation of a new in-house lobbyist (corporation) registration. It describes Step 1, which deals with information about the registrant and the corporation.
Go to the OCL website's homepage at www.ocl-cal.gc.ca. Click on I have a user account in the top right corner of the page.
If you do not have a user account, you will have to create one. To learn how to create a new account, consult the tutorial called "Creating a User Account".
If you have an account, enter your username and password and click "Login."
You are now at the "Registrant Dashboard", which allows you to manage your registration and communication reports.
Under the "New Activities" tab, click "In-House(Corporation)." This will take you to the first of seven steps that must be completed in order to register lobbying activities.
Note that the registrant's name and email address were taken from the account profile previously created by the registrant.
The registrant is the most senior paid officer of the corporation and the officer responsible for submitting the registration.
In this stage, you must provide the position title of the officer responsible for filing disclosures, contact information for the corporation, and a description of the corporation's activities. Note that fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. If these fields are not completed, the information cannot be saved.
If the subsidiary has different legal names in English and French, enter them in the appropriate fields; this will yield more Registry search results.
In this tutorial, the registrant's title is "President." The corporation "Simple Textile Incorporated" has one parent company, "Mega Textile Incorporated." All parent companies must be reported.
Enter a brief description of the corporation's activities: Simple Textile Incorporated designs, manufactures and markets nylon and polyester industrial garments. The garments are sold around the world and are used in defence and other areas. The majority shareholder in Simple Textile Incorporated is Mega Textile Incorporated, a world leader in the garment and textiles industries. Simple Textile Incorporated is a Canadian corporation based in British Columbia.
You have now completed the first step in creating a new registration: "Step 1 of 7:Information about the Responsible Officer and the Corporation."
To save your information, click "Save" or "Save and Continue."
If you select "Save and Continue", the system will save your information and take you straight to the next step so that you can enter information about the corporation's business relationships.
The "Cancel" button will delete all of the information and will take you back to the "Registrant Dashboard".
For the purposes of our demonstration, select "Save." This will take you to the "Corporation Summary", where you can verify the information you just entered. If you find any errors, simply click "Edit Information about Responsible Officer and Corporation" to go back and make corrections.
Note that the system marks completed sections with a green check in the "Status" column on the left. Incomplete sections are marked with an empty icon.
We want to pause our session at this point. So we go back to the "Registrant Dashboard." by clicking "Return to Registrant Dashboard."
You will see that the registration was saved under the "Current Activities" tab in a table containing a list of all of your active and pending registrations. You can use this list to manage your registrations if you have more than one.
The table contains information on the status of registrations and reports. For our purposes, because only the first of the seven steps in your registration has been completed, the empty icon is displayed; "Pending Registration: incomplete" and "No active registration exists."
This concludes the tutorial. This was the first of seven steps in the process of completing a new in-house corporation registration. The next step, "Step 2 of 7: Business relationships of the Corporation", deals with the reporting about the corporation's business relationships.
To access other tutorials or view the next steps in creating a new in-house (corporation) registration, use the navigation bar at the top of the page.If you have any comments or questions about this tutorial, please contact us by phone at 613-957-2760 or by e-mail at QuestionsLobbying@ocl-cal.gc.ca. You can also visit our website at www.ocl-cal.gc.ca.