How to Sign Up (if you are new to the program)

Already Signed Up?

This sign-up form is for new PLR applicants. If you have already signed up to the program, you can add new titles, editions or formats to your file.

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May 1, 2018— forms must be postmarked May 1.


1. Check Your Eligibility

Before applying, make sure you are eligible for the program.

2. Calculate Your Percentage Share for Each Title

For each title you plan to register, calculate the percentage share of your contribution.

3. Collect Your ISBNs

Make sure you know the ISBN for each title/edition/format. Need help finding your ISBN?

4. Make Photocopies

For each book, provide a photocopy of the following pages:

  • Title Page
  • Copyright page
  • Table of Contents (if available)

5. Download & Fill Out the Form


If you have more than 4 titles to register you may use this Supplementary Title Registration Form (pdf 151.1 KB). It MUST accompany the PLR sign up form.

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6. Double-check everything

Have you correctly completed the form?

  • Contact information is complete
  • Citizenship Status
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Declaration
  • Signature
  • Date
  • Information for each title
    • Format
    • Language
    • Category type
    • Contribution type
    • Percentage Share
    • Number of pages
    • Table of Contents (Y/N)

Do you have all your supporting documents? (for EACH title submitted)

  • Photocopy of Title page
  • Photocopy of Copyright page
  • Photocopy of Table of Contents (if available)

7. Mail the Form & Support Material

PLR Program

150 Elgin St, PO Box 1047

Ottawa, ON K1P 5V8

What Happens After You Sign Up?

You will be notified of your eligibility and, if applicable, receive any payments in February 2019

Why does it take so long?

The program has a staff of 4. Every year they:

  • Review the applications of 750+ new creators
  • Survey public library systems across Canada
  • Enter 3500+ new titles into the database
  • Calculate payments for 98,000+ titles
  • Process payments for 17,000+ creators

Related Information

Register a New Title

Add a New Title/Edition

How Payments Work

Learn about Payments