You are a consultant lobbyist if you undertake to lobby on behalf of a client in return for payment or other benefit.  If you are unsure which type of lobbyist you are, please review The Lobbyists Registration Act, the FAQs and the “Are you a lobbyist” flowchart.

Creating Your UserID and Password

Click on the following link to create your UserID and Password: 

Once you have created your UserID and Password, you can go to the LRA system homepage, log on and file your return.

Initial Filing of Your Return(s)

If you enter into an agreement to lobby on behalf of a client, you have 10 days to file a return from the date you enter into the agreement to lobby.  (If you are already lobbying when the Act is proclaimed, you have 30 days from the date of proclamation to file a return.)

Each undertaking must have a separate return.  That is, if you have five clients on whose behalf you are lobbying, you will file a separate return for each of those undertakings.  Among other information, you will need to include the date on which you entered into each undertaking to lobby and the date on which you expect each undertaking to end.

We strongly recommend you enter text directly into each field in your return. Do not enter the < and > symbols: use the phrases “less than” or “greater than” instead. Copying text from another document and pasting it into your return may produce unexpected results. Everything may appear as expected when you copy it into a field: exiting the system and reopening the return will show what the system has saved.

Updating Your Return(s)

If there are any changes in the information contained in your return, you have 30 days after the change occurs to update your return.  If you have changed the terms of an existing undertaking, for example by adding a new subject matter, you need only update your return, not create a new one.

When the end date (which you have entered for a particular return) is reached, the Lobbyists Registration system will automatically inform you that return has reached its end date and that you have thirty days to update and extend the end date (which you should do if the endeavour is still ongoing).  If you do not extend the end date before the deadline, the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar will deem you to have provided notice that this undertaking ended on the end date and the return will no longer be active.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how to file.