Surrogacy is legal in Canada, however, compensated or commercial (for fee/profit) surrogacy is prohibited. Under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act passed in 2004, a surrogate mother may only be reimbursed for surrogacy/pregnancy related expenses. This form of surrogacy is called "altruistic surrogacy". Although compensated or commercial surrogacy is common throughout the United States, a surrogate mother in Canada cannot receive any sort of wage or fee for carrying a child.
Click here to view the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.
Click here to access Canada's Assisted Human Reproduction website.
Click here to access the regulations on Reimbursement Related to Assisted Human Reproduction.
Click here for more information on the cost of surrogacy in Canada.
Click here for more information on expenses and reimbursements.