Payments outside Alberta
The Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) can facilitate support payments if either the payor or recipient lives outside Alberta.
MEP is authorized by the Interjurisdictional Support Orders (ISO) Act to monitor and enforce a court order when the payor or recipient of support lives outside Alberta. This is made possible by our reciprocal registration agreements with other jurisdictions.
‘Reciprocal registration’ happens when a court order from one jurisdiction (eg, Ontario) is filed in another jurisdiction (eg, Alberta) that recognizes the first jurisdiction’s authority to make a court order for child, spousal or partner support.
MEP has reciprocal registration agreements with these jurisdictions:
If you’re a payor (debtor) living outside Alberta
If you’re a recipient (creditor) living outside Alberta
If both parties live in Alberta – with an out-of-province court order
If both parties live outside Alberta – with an Alberta court order
If the payor (debtor) lives outside Canada
More on this topic
MEP information sheets
MEP Lawyer's Guide
Enforcement programs outside Alberta
Interjurisdictional Support Orders (ISO) Act