After you have met with a Manitoba bankruptcy trustee and opted to go bankrupt, you will give the trustee the information needed to start the bankruptcy. The trustee will prepare the necessary government forms for you and explain what happens when you go bankrupt in Manitoba.
Once you have signed the paperwork, the trustee will file the documents with the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, a division of Industry Canada that monitors all bankruptcies in Canada. Within five days of filing, your creditors are notified that you have filed bankruptcy, and will be directed to the trustee to file their claim for the amount they are owed.
During the bankruptcy period you are required to do the following:
- Provide the trustee with your tax information to file your outstanding tax returns;
- Submit each month copies of your pay stubs and other income;
- Attend two credit counselling sessions to assist with budgeting;
- Make the mandatory contribution (payment) to your bankruptcy estate;
- Surrender any non-exempt assets;
- Complete any other duties requested by the trustee.
At the end of the bankruptcy period, you are discharged from bankruptcy, and your debts are discharged. Please contact a Manitoba bankruptcy trustee for more information on what happens when you go bankrupt in Manitoba.