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Submit a Privacy Impact Assessment to the OPC

Use the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) online submission form to send your approved PIA and related documents to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC).

Federal public sector institutions must submit all approved PIAs to the OPC, as required by section 6.3.15 of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS) Directive on Privacy Impact Assessment.

For more information on the PIA process, please see Expectations: OPC’s Guide to the Privacy Impact Assessment Process.

Need to send a PIA to TBS?

The OPC’s online submission form is for sending PIAs to the OPC only. You can send PIAs to TBS’s Privacy and Responsible Data Division via email at or by mail to:

90 Elgin Street
4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0R5

Submit a PIA

To access the OPC’s secure online PIA submission form, select the Request a link option. Submitting a PIA via the OPC’s online form takes between 10-15 minutes.

Documents above Protected B

The OPC’s online PIA submission form only accepts documents up to and including those designated Protected B. If you need to send documents above Protected B, contact the OPC by email at

Request a link to access the submission form

Submit additional documents to the OPC for an existing PIA or addendum

Select the Submit additional documents option to submit documents (up to Protected B) associated with a previously submitted PIA or addendum for which you have a PIA submission reference number (for example, XHID2RRQR9U5).

If you have additional documents to submit but no PIA submission reference number, please submit them to the OPC at

Submit additional documents

To submit documents above Protected A via email, please communicate with the OPC in advance at

Need to send non-PIA documents to the OPC?

This online submission form is for PIAs and PIA updates/addenda only. Submit privacy protocols, other non-PIA privacy assessments, draft information sharing agreements, and internal policies to the OPC by email at or by mail to:

30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 1H3

Advisory services for federal public sector institutions

Federal institutions are welcome to email the OPC’s Government Advisory team at to:

  • ask privacy-related questions
  • arrange a consultation or an outreach session
  • submit a PIA, ISA, or notifications to our office

Learn more about our government advisory services.

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