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Steps of an Application



The steps of an application are generally the following, although they can vary depending on the nature of the application.


 THE APPLICATION IS FILED
 The application is started by filing of a Notice of Application (Form 4) and Affidavits (Form 10). The Registrar returns filed copies of the documents to the person who filed the application.
THE APPLICATION IS SERVED
 Unless the application is brought without notice, the Notice of Application (Form 4) and Affidavits (Form 10) are served upon the parties.
 THE HEARING DATE IS SET
 The Registrar sets a hearing date and issues a Notice of Hearing.
RESPONSE TO APPLICATION
 The person served with an application must decide whether to respond or oppose the application and consider preparing an Affidavit or Statement of Position.
STATEMENTS OF POSITION ARE FILED
 The parties file their Statement of Position (Form 14) within the time fixed by the hearing panel.
PREPARATION FOR THE HEARING
 Where an oral hearing is required, you can prepare by reviewing the Notice of Application, the Affidavits and Statements of Position.
THE HEARING IS HELD
 The parties attend the hearing at the location, date and time set out in the Notice of Hearing. Failure to attend the hearing can have serious consequences.
THE DECISION IS ISSUED
 After the hearing, the panel typically writes a decision, which may take between one to several months. You will receive a copy of the decision.
THE DECISION IS REVIEWED

 
Carefully review the decision. If you do not agree with the decision, you may have the right to appeal the decision or seek judicial review. The decision takes effect immediately, unless a stay is obtained pursuant to subsection 48(4) of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission Act.