Effective July 1, 2013, the Commissioners and Other Persons Who May Take Affidavits Regulation (O. Reg. 386/12) will designate licensed paralegals as commissioners for taking affidavits by virtue of their office. As of July 1, 2013, all licensed paralegals will be able to take affidavits without having to apply for a commissioner appointment and pay an appointment fee. In addition, their commission will not expire unless their Law Society licence is revoked, surrendered or suspended.
For more information, read this convenience copy of the regulation, to be published in the Ontario Gazette on December 15, 2012, or read these frequently asked questions.