Using the Registry
If you are paid to lobby BC public office holders, you must register your lobbying activities in the Lobbyists Registry.
Our Getting Started - Reference Guide answers common questions about lobbying in BC, including when and how lobbyists need to register with the BC Lobbyists Registry.
Below you will find an at-a-glance look at the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) timelines regarding 10, 15, and 30-day requirements as well as guidance on how to register and how to report your lobbying activities.
Detailed information and step-by-step user guides on how to create an account, how to complete a Registration Return, and how to complete a Lobbying Activity Report are available below.
For helpful lobbying activity tracking documents and questionnaires to assist in managing filings with the Registry, please refer to the appropriate document:
- Tracking Lobbying Activities for Monthly Returns: Consultant Lobbyists
- Tracking Lobbying Activities for Monthly Returns: In-house Lobbyists
- Sample Questionnaire for Organizations that are Lobbying
- Sample Questionnaire for Consultant Lobbyists' Clients
How To Report Political, Sponsorship and Recall Contributions in the Lobbyists Registry (updated guidance reflecting recent Registry updates).
Click here to access the Lobbyists Registry.
|Sep 09, 2021||Monthly Returns and Lobbying Activity Reports||General Guidance||This guide is specifically to help you create and manage Monthly Returns and Lobbying Activity Reports. For assistance on creating and updating your Registration Return, see the user guides on Consultant Lobbyist Registration Returns and Organization Registration Returns.|
|Jun 01, 2021||Consultant Lobbyist Registration Returns||General Guidance||This guide is specifically to help you create and manage Registration Returns. For assistance on Monthly Returns, including Lobbying Activity Reports, please see the user guide on Monthly Reports and Lobbying Activity Reports.|
|Jan 05, 2021||Quick Reference Guide for Consultant Lobbyists||General Guidance||A reference guide for consultant lobbyists.|
|Jan 05, 2021||Quick Reference Guide for Organizations||General Guidance||A reference guide for organizations.|
|Apr 29, 2020||Quick Reference Guide for Representatives||General Guidance||A reference guide for representatives.|
|Apr 29, 2020||Accounts and Registrations from the Previous Registry||General Guidance||This is a guide for the following individuals with an existing account in the new Lobbyists Registry: Each consultant lobbyist who had a registration accepted in the BC Lobbyists Registry between 2010 and May 4, 2020; and the most recent designated filer for an organization that had a registration accepted in the BC Lobbyists Registry between 2010 and May 4, 2020.|
|Apr 29, 2020||Account Management||General Guidance||This guide is specifically to help organizations file their Registration Returns. For information on re‐activating an account from the previous Lobbyists Registry, please see the user guide on Re‐activating an Account and Registration from the Previous Lobbyists Registry.|
|Apr 29, 2020||Organization Registration Returns||General Guidance||This guide is specifically to help you create and manage Registration Returns. For assistance on Monthly Returns, including Lobbying Activity Reports, please see the user guide on Monthly Reports and Lobbying Activity Reports.|