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Provincial Courts in Canada

Provinces in Canada have three levels of courts - a provincial court which deals with most criminal offences, family matters and money matters; a superior court which deals with the most serious criminal and civil cases, including divorce; and a court of appeal which hears appeals from the two lower levels of provincial courts. Learn more about the provincial courts and how they work.

Canadian Court System
A quick description of the courts in Canada from the Department of Justice Canada.

Alberta Courts
Information on the Alberta Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the court services providing administrative support to all Alberta courts.

British Columbia Courts
Information on the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in British Columbia.

Manitoba Courts
The court system in the province of Manitoba. Includes information on the Manitoba Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench and the Manitoba Court of Appeal, as well as their rules and procedures.

New Brunswick Courts
Learn about New Brunswick courts - Small Claims Court, Provincial Court, Probate Court, Court of Queen's Bench and the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

Provincial Court of Newfoundland and labrador
The role of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland, locations and services, and helpful FAQ and publications on court rules, including small claims court, traffic court and youth court.

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Information on the Supreme Court of Newfoundland Court of Appeal, Trial Division and Unified Family Court.

Northwest Territories Courts
Find information on Justices of the Peace, the Youth Justice Court, the Territorial Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of the Northwest Territories.

Northwest Territories Court Decisions
Search for court decisions from the Territorial Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of the Northwest Territories.

Nova Scotia Courts
Information, locations and relevant forms for courts in Nova Scotia: Probate Court, Bankruptcy Court, Small Claims Court, Family Court, Provincial Court, Supreme Court and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Nunavut Court of Justice
The Nunavut Court of Justice is the only single level court in Canada, This unified court has the power to handle any type of case in the territory.

Ontario Courts
Information and rules and forms for Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Prince Edward Island Provincial Court
Brief description of the role of the Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island Supreme Court
Includes general information about the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island, as well as Reasons for Judgments and Rules of Procedure. Some documents are in PDF.

Quebec Courts
The courts system in the province of Quebec and the role of the Court of Quebec, the Superior Court of Quebec and the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Saskatchewan Courts
Useful background on the Saskatchewan Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench and the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

Yukon Courts
Role of the Yukon Territorial Court, the Supreme Court of the Yukon and the Court of Appeal. Also information on Small Claims Court in the Yukon and forms for Small Claims Court.

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