You do it through CIPO
. There's nothing wrong with the CIPO site. It takes about 10 seconds to figure out where to go and how to do it. If you're not able or willing to take the time to figure it out then perhaps you should sell your cameras, get out of the game and leave it to people with half a wit of intelligence or motivation.
whoa, what! I know it's been two and a half years since that was posted but yeesh, what a rude response.
I'd say that good photography is a little more about creativity than the ability to navigate a cluttered government website
anyways, to get to actually answering the OP's question for anybody who happens upon this thread in the future,
this is taken from the CIPO website:
Although copyright in a work exists automatically when an original work is created, a certificate of registration is evidence that your creation is protected by copyright and that you, the person registered, are the owner. It can be used in court as evidence of ownership.
so you can't sue without first registering, though you do have other options (cease and desit letters, demanding licensing etc.)
also, the "poor man's copyright" of mailing materials to yourself has been debunked in the US but I'm not sure about Canada.here
's a link to the online copyright registration page if you so wish to use it