Wills Variation by Province and Territory

Province or Territory

Legislation Governing 

Will Variation Issues

Alberta**

British Columbia 

Manitoba*

New Brunswick* 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories 

Nova Scotia 

Nunavut 

Ontario*

Prince Edward Island* 

Québec 

Saskatchewan* 

Yukon*

*Adult children have no right to challenge a will even if they are not beneficiaries. The only exception is children who can prove they were dependent on the testator.  

 

**Alberta’s Wills and Succession Act puts forward that a testator's adult child may apply for relief only if they are unable to earn livelihood due to disability or under certain circumstances, enrollment in full-time studies.

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Last updated August 2021