A notary public has all the powers of a commissioner for taking affidavits, and can also verify that signatures, marks and copies of documents are true or genuine.
Commissioner for Taking Affidavits
Instead of notarizing a document as a true copy or as containing a true signature or marks, among other notary functions, many documents instead require 'commissioning'. A commissioner for taking affidavits is empowered to administer an Oath and to witness the swearing or affirming of the Oaths as to the truth of the contents of the statements made within an affidavit or declaration. Of course, such is without saying that notarizing a document confirms that what is stated within the document is true whereas the commissioner for taking affidavits merely witnesses and confirms that the deponent, being the person who swears or affirms the Oath, states that the contents of the document are true.
A commissioner for taking affidavits cannot notarize a document of any kind.
Here Are Just Some of the Documents That You Can Get Notarized Promptly:
Wills & Powers of Attorney
Real Estate Documents
Transfer of Vehicle
Affidavits of Identity
Affidavits of Income
Statutory declarations of material status
Statutory declarations of common law status
Statutory declarations for name change applications
Statutory declarations of identity
Law Society of Ontario applications for license, among other things
Ontario Court Forms – affidavits of service and affidavits of divorce
Documents for international students
and much more!