Extradition Requests by Canada

Canada may seek extradition from other countries under a bilateral treaty or a multilateral convention that contains provisions on extradition. The treaties/conventions to which Canada is a signatory can be found at http://www.treaty-accord.gc.ca. Some countries will also extradite to Canada on the basis of reciprocity, e.g. United Kingdom and most other commonwealth countries.

Canadian prosecutors (where the person is charged or awaiting sentencing) or correctional authorities (where the person has already been sentenced), with the assistance of the Department of Justice, may make extradition requests for persons wanted for prosecution or for the imposition/enforcement of a sentence.

Prosecutors should consult with the IAG at the earliest opportunity to determine: