Canadian Microsoft Software Class Actions

Update as of August 23, 2022 – for further updates, please visit this website again periodically.

Consumer Claims

The claims period for consumers (individual purchasers) closed on September 23, 2021, and the Claims Administrator processed all the consumer claims by May 16, 2022.

The cheques for the approved consumer payments have been sent via regular ground mail.


Volume Licensee Claims

Volume Licensee Purchasers who bought PC Versions of Microsoft MS-DOS, Windows, Office Word, Works, and/or Excel from Microsoft through a volume license program (such as the Open, Select, and Enterprise Agreement programs) between 1998 and 2010 for use in Canada had until October 23, 2021 to submit a claim. The Claims Administrator processed all the Volume Licensee claims by May 16, 2022.

The vouchers for the approved Volume Licensee claims were issued via email. Volume Licensee Voucher amounts will be redeemable by using the unique and secure link provided in same email. For more information about Volume Licensee Vouchers and how to redeem, click here.

Education Voucher Program

A portion of the remaining settlement funds are being made available to K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions to support students across Canada with access to new computer hardware, software, and related training.

The settlement funds will be distributed to educational institutions in stages.

The preliminary phase is happening now (Summer of 2022). In this phase, an initial $10 million is being distributed to a small number of selected institutions across Canada. Institutions were chosen to ensure balanced representation in factors such as region, language of instruction, and populations such as students that are low socioeconomic status, Indigenous, or new Canadians.

  • $5 million will be distributed to 40 K-12 schools across Canada (including 12 in Quebec).
  • $5 million will be distributed to about 50 post-secondary institutions.