Third party advertising is when an individual, corporation or trade union pays for advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate or issue.
Any eligible individual, corporation or trade union that intends to spend money on advertising must register as a third party advertiser.
You can register as a third party advertiser between May 2 to October 21, 2022.
For more information, review the 2022 Third Party Advertisers’ Guide.
An individual resident of Ontario
A corporation carrying on business in Ontario
A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario
A candidate in the municipal or provincial election
A group, association or business that is not a corporation
A federal or provincial political party
The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board
If you’re registering as an individual or on behalf of a corporation or trade union, you must:
Make sure to bring all the required forms, identification and documentation to your appointment to submit to an Election Official.
If multiple corporations are owned by the same people or person, only one corporation can register as a third party advertiser.
If a corporation is owned or controlled by another corporation, only one can register as a third party advertiser.
Family members or campaign staff of candidates are not restricted from registering to be third party advertisers. However, the third party advertising must be done independently of the candidate.
Consider the following if you’re a close friend, family or acquaintance of a candidate thinking of registering as a third party advertiser: