Welcome to LEI.net®
…your registrar for Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) numbers in Canada!
A LEI number as a legal entity identifier is used to identify companies worldwide. The issuer of LEI numbers is the GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation) organization based in Switzerland.
The GLEIF organization licenses accredited LOU (Local Operating Unit) partners and RA (Registration Agent) to issue, amend and renew LEI numbers.
Any company (Ltd., Inc., Ltée, Corp.,…) that buys, sells or issues financial instruments (shares, funds, bonds) is required to have a valid LEI number. This also applies to all organizations that only deposit funds in custody accounts.