Please note that Canada is not a member of the Hague Convention dated October 5, 1961. That means that the procedure of apostille does not apply to the documents issued by the official bodies in Canada.
Procedure of legalization is determined by the Administrative Regulations of MFA Russia dated June 18, 2012.
Prior to be submitted to the Consulate the original document issued by any Canadian Federal or Provincial Government Agencies or certified by a Canadian Notary Public must be authenticated only at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. It means that they should have a red stamp and signatures of the duly authorized officials of the Department.
Address of the Department:
Authentication and Service of Documents Section (JLAC)
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0G2
+1 (613) 995-3254
For the Consular legalization the applicant must do the following:
Make an appointment.
On the date of the appointment bring to the Consulate following documents:
Original passport of the applicant or authorized person or its notarized copy;
Copy of the applicant's / authorized person's passport;
For companies - the Power of attorney to represent the interests of the companies;
A copy of document to be legalized if it contains more than 5 pages;
Payment: money-order for 42 Canadian dollars per document for citizens of the Russian Federation / 112 Canadian dollars per document for foreign nationals.
Payment accepted only in the form of the Money-order, payable to the "Consulate General of Russia in Toronto". Cash, credit cards and personal checks are not accepted.
The processing period is up to five business days (from the date of application).
The documents subject to the consular legalization must comply with the following requirements:
Should contain such attributes as number, date, signature and seal;
Must be drafted without erasures and subscriptions, they should not contain unspecified corrections, they should not be done in pencil;
Text of the document must be clear and precise, signatures of the officials and stamps on the documents should be distinct;
A document, which contains more than one page, must be stapled, pages numbered and stamped.