Eligibility to Participate in the New Arbitrator Program

All New Arbitrators and Established Arbitrators in the New Arbitrator Program must apply to and be accepted in the Program by CIArb Canada. All applications will be submitted to and decided by a three-person New Arbitrator Program Advisory Committee comprised of members of CIArb Canada who have achieved the FCIArb designation or equivalent.   

Eligibility to participate as a New Arbitrator

To be eligible to participate as a New Arbitrator, an applicant must:

  1. be a Fellow of the CIArb in good standing and a member of CIArb Canada; 
  1. have completed fewer than three arbitration proceedings from commencement through to delivery of a final award; and 
  1. have applied to and been accepted by the CIArb Canada New Arbitrator Program Advisory Committee for the New Arbitrator Program. 

Click hereto access the New Arbitrator Application

A New Arbitrator shall be eligible to participate in the New Arbitrator Program for up to three arbitration proceedings, provided that at least one of those proceedings has resulted in the issuance of a final award which the New Arbitrator has written or participated in writing.

The CIArb Canada New Arbitrator Program Advisory Committee may, in its sole discretion, permit a New Arbitrator to participate in more than three arbitration proceedings if this would achieve the purposes of the New Arbitrator Program.

If appointed as an arbitrator under the Expedited Procedures Model, a New Arbitrator must sign the Acceptance of Arbitration Appointment by New Arbitrator. Click here to access the Acceptance of Arbitration Appointment by New Arbitrator.   

If appointed as a shadow arbitrator, a New Arbitrator must sign the Acceptance of Shadow Appointment by New Arbitrator. Click here to access the Acceptance of Shadow Appointment by New Arbitrator. 

Eligibility to participate as an Established Arbitrator under the Shadow Model 

To be eligible to participate as an Established Arbitrator, an applicant must: 

  1. be a Fellow of the CIArb in good standing; 
  2. have conducted at least three full arbitration proceedings from start to delivery of a final award, which the applicant has written or participated in writing; and
  3. have applied to and been accepted by the CIArb Canada Branch New Arbitrator Program Advisory Committee for the New Arbitrator Program.

Eligibility to participate as a Party

Click here to access the Experienced Arbitrator Application.

Expedited Procedures Model

To be eligible to take advantage of the cost savings afforded by the New Arbitrator Program, (Expedited Procedures Model) parties who have agreed to resolve their dispute by arbitration must:

  1. have a commercial dispute with a total value ranging between $5,000 and $250,000;
  2. have applied to and been accepted by the CIArb Canada New Arbitrator Program Advisory Committee to have their dispute decided pursuant to the New Arbitrator Program (Expedited Procedures Model); and
  3. have accepted all terms and conditions of the New Arbitrator Program, including the General Principles for Proceedings Conducted under the New Arbitrator Program and the Expedited Procedures Model Terms.

Click here to access the Party Application (Expedited Procedures Model).

The Expedited Procedures Model 

To be eligible to take advantage of the cost savings afforded by the New Arbitrator Program (Expedited Procedures Model), parties who have agreed to resolve their dispute by arbitration must: 

  1. have a commercial dispute with a total value ranging between $5,000 and $250,000; 
  1. have applied to and been accepted to have their dispute decided pursuant to the New Arbitrator Program (Expedited Procedures Model); and 
  1. have accepted all terms and conditions of the New Arbitrator Program, including the General Principles for Proceedings Conducted under the New Arbitrator Program and the Expedited Procedures Model Terms. 

    Click here to access the Party Application (Expedited Procedures Model)

The Shadow Model 

 Parties who/which have already agreed to have their commercial dispute resolved by a sole arbitrator may participate in the New Arbitrator Program Shadow Model. They must accept all terms and conditions of the New Arbitrator Program, including the General Principles for Proceedings Conducted under the New Arbitrator Program and the Shadow Agreement. 

Click herefor the Shadow Agreement.