So long, farewell...wait!! Are you still registered?
Leaving your firm, organization, corporation or partnership? While you're tidying off your desk and wrapping up your work, don't forget about your lobbying registration(s).
Here’s what you need to do before you leave:
If you are leaving and no longer lobbying on behalf of a client (the contract or undertaking has been completed), you must advise the Lobbyists Registrar within 30 days. This is done by submitting a notice to terminate your registration(s).
Fun Fact: Leaving one firm and joining another or venturing out on your own as an independent consultant? You must terminate your existing registrations under the old firm’s name and create a new account profile and new registrations under the name of your new firm - this applies even if your clients are going with you.
Senior officers, if you are leaving your organization, corporation or partnership, an application to change your name to that of the new senior officer must be submitted within 30 days. If your successor hasn’t been named, the interim senior officer or the next highest ranking, paid officer within the entity must be listed until a permanent senior officer has been appointed.
If you have stopped lobbying or will no longer be employed at your organization/corporation/partnership, your name must be removed from the "Current In-house Lobbyist" list and added to the "Former In-house Lobbyist" list on the registration within 30 days by submitting a change to the registration.
Fun Fact: After being listed as a former in-house lobbyist for one full six-month renewal period, the name of the former in-house lobbyist can be removed from the list.
If you manage a registration on behalf of a consultant lobbyist or an organization and you are leaving, you must update the 'primary contact' information on the registration by making changes to the consultant lobbyist’s or senior officer’s account profile.
Don't know how to terminate your registrations or your account? Forgot how to make a change to a registration? Need to change your senior officer?
We have tutorial videos on how to do those things...and more!