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Web Filing will be introduced in phases starting in Summer 2019. What can be filed through Web Filing will continue to be expanded into 2020. It...

Web Filing on myLTSA Enterprise will be introduced in phases starting in Summer 2019 and what can be filed through Web Filing will continue to...

Web Filing will be introduced in phases starting this summer. What can be filed through Web Filing will continue to be...

The LTSA is working with third-party conveyancing software providers to prepare for Web Filing and has developed technology for third-...

The most significant difference will be that customers will no longer need to download forms, manage form versions and updates, or purchase...

Web Filing is Coming Soon

Web Filing is the next generation of the LTSA’s secure and reliable electronic filing system.

Built using modern technologies and keeping legal professionals central to the filing process, Web Filing reduces dependencies on PDF technology and aims to simplify compliance requirements for the preparation and submission of land title applications.

Web Filing modernizes electronic filing on myLTSA Enterprise. For professionals using conveyancing software, Web Filing also enables third-party software providers to integrate an end-to-end filing experience into their software – eliminating the need to upload PDF forms to myLTSA.

Information will be communicated by the LTSA in the coming months about how and when to transition to Web Filing. 

Why Now is the Right Time to Replace EFS

EFS – the LTSA’s current electronic filing system - has been in operation for over 12 years. It is heavily dependent on the use of PDF templates completed offline. The use of PDF technology has significant limitations. It is not able to support the productivity and efficiency improvements needed for a next generation electronic filing system or to provide a seamless filing experience for professionals using conveyancing software. When it was launched, EFS was state of the art but is no longer. Now is the right time for a next generation electronic filing replacement to ensure EFS does not become a risk to the land title register.

Same Filing Process, Modernized

Web Filing brings online the same filing process customers are familiar with today. Customers using myLTSA Enterprise will continue to prepare, execute, true up (edit), electronically sign and submit, but with Web Filing, most steps will be completed online.

Compare Web Filing and EFS

Benefits of Web Filing

The online design of Web Filing on myLTSA Enterprise promotes greater efficiency and productivity while improving information accuracy to maintain a secure, reliable and modern electronic filing system. Web Filing also enables conveyancing software providers to offer an end-to-end filing experience - eliminating the need to upload PDF forms to myLTSA.

Eliminate Repetitive Data Entry

Web Filing auto-populates a series of web forms with title search information to reduce the need for repetitive data entry. Web Filing also provides customers with the ability to save templates in order to reuse frequently entered information.

Improve Accuracy of Information

Web Filing delivers robust validation that identifies errors with applications and makes helpful recommendations so errors can be remedied before a form is submitted.

Access Help Just When You Need It

Web Filing provides an intuitive user experience with on-page help, and access to form completion instructions at no charge. Customers will also be supported with getting started webinars, self-service instructional videos and our knowledgeable support team.

Collaboration is Integral

Web Filing integrates collaboration to provide efficient and secure ways for all parties in a conveyance to work together.

Transact and Sign Anywhere

Web Filing is fully mobile responsive and filers can transact and electronically sign from anywhere. Web Filing requires no setup to start creating a package. Customers will no longer need to manage PDF form versions and updates, nor purchase software to complete and sign forms.

Robust Reliability and Security

The use of Juricert and other security features are retained as key components of information integrity and security in the land title register. 

Developed and Tested with Customers

Web Filing has been designed to deliver productivity and efficiency benefits for filers that reflect ongoing customer input and testing. Customer feedback is an essential component for the design of Web Filing in a way that will benefit and enhance the filing experience for customers.

Customers have been and continue to be consulted extensively to voice high-level feedback on the ease of use, understandability and intuitiveness of Web Filing. Customers are and will continue to be involved in testing sessions prior to the phased launches of Web Filing. The LTSA will also be working with customers to pilot new functionality by phases prior to broad availability.

The LTSA welcomes customers from all parts of the province to participate and conducts consultation in person and via video conference. If you are interested in being consulted or piloting Web Filing, the LTSA is always looking for new customers to speak with. Let us know your interest by completing this form.

Learn more about Web Filing and customer consultations by visiting the LTSA Blog or subscribing to the LTSA’s E-newsletters (by completing this form or updating your communication preferences in myLTSA).

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do to prepare for Web Filing?

Web Filing will be introduced in phases starting in Summer 2019. What can be filed through Web Filing will continue to be expanded into 2020. It is expected that everything that can be filed through EFS will be available in Web Filing by mid-2020. The retirement of EFS is anticipated in late 2020.

There are many ways to stay informed as Web Filing rolls out:

Customers who use a third-party conveyancing software program should speak to their provider for more information about their plans to transition to Web Filing. Web Filing also enables conveyancing software providers to offer an end-to-end filing experience - eliminating the need for professionals to upload completed PDF forms to myLTSA.

When can I start e-filing with Web Filing?

Web Filing on myLTSA Enterprise will be introduced in phases starting in Summer 2019 and what can be filed through Web Filing will continue to be expanded into 2020. It is expected that everything that can be filed through EFS will be available in Web Filing on myLTSA Enterprise by mid-2020.

A phased rollout is being promoted to provide customers time to prepare, adapt and transition to Web Filing prior to the retirement of EFS, anticipated in late 2020.

Customers who use a third-party conveyancing software should speak to their provider for more information about the transition to Web Filing. Web Filing also enables conveyancing software providers to integrate an end-to-end filing experience – eliminating the need to upload completed PDFs to myLTSA.

There are many ways to stay informed as Web Filing rolls out:

  • Subscribe to the LTSA’s E-newsletters or update your communication preferences in myLTSA
  • Watch the LTSA Blog and myLTSA News for information
  • If you are interested in being consulted or piloting Web Filing, let us know your interest by completing this form

When will Web Filing replace EFS?

Web Filing will be introduced in phases starting this summer. What can be filed through Web Filing will continue to be expanded into 2020. It is expected that everything that can be filed through EFS will be available in Web Filing by mid-2020. Subscribe to the LTSA's E-newsletters to stay informed of when it is the right time for you to prepare for and transition to Web Filing. The retirement of EFS is anticipated in late 2020.

Will I be able to continue to use my third-party conveyancing software program such as econveyance, ProSuite, and RealtiWeb?

The LTSA is working with third-party conveyancing software providers to prepare for Web Filing and has developed technology for third-party conveyancing software providers to integrate Web Filing into their software.

Please speak directly with your third-party conveyancing software providers for more information about their plans.

How different will Web Filing be compared with EFS?

The most significant difference will be that customers will no longer need to download forms, manage form versions and updates, or purchase software to complete and sign forms.

Rather than downloading a form, customers will begin a filing by entering information in a series of online forms in Web Filing. Once all of the information has been entered, it will be compiled by the system into a PDF form – also referred to as an electronic instrument. The electronic instrument will have a familiar organization of information to forms used in EFS. Practitioners will continue to print and execute electronic instruments with clients. Free PDF reader software is all that is needed to view and print PDF electronic instruments. 

By moving the form completion online, Web Filing offers robust data validation and automation, reducing repetitive data entry and improving information accuracy and productivity for customers and the LTSA. The LTSA has consulted extensively with customers to design a next generation electronic filing system that is intuitive and efficient to use and will also provide help materials, training webinars and support to assist customers.

For professionals who use conveyancing software, Web Filing also enables conveyancing software providers to integrate an end-to-end filing experience – eliminating the need to upload completed PDF forms to myLTSA.

Will I need to purchase Adobe Acrobat or other paid software to use Web Filing?

No. Free PDF reader software is all that is needed to view and print PDF electronic instruments. With Web Filing, customers will no longer be required to manage PDF form versions and updates, nor purchase software to complete and sign forms.

Is there a way I can use Web Filing in an offline mode?

Web Filing on myLTSA Enterprise is an online service. There is no offline mode to create applications.

When will EFS be retired?

EFS will be discontinued only after the final phase of Web Filing has been launched. The retirement of EFS is anticipated in late 2020.