Yes, to register a transfer document you must provide your title (duplicate certificate of title) if it is not already on file. This also applies to mortgages.
If you have lost your duplicate title and you need it to mortgage or transfer land titles will allow you to proceed without it provided we are satisfied that the duplicate title has been lost or destroyed. As proof that the title has been lost or destroyed, we ask for an affidavit of lost title, which is a sworn document signed by all of the owners of the land. This affidavit must contain statements that you have made an exhaustive search for the duplicate title and cannot find it, that you believe that it has been lost or destroyed and that you have not used the duplicate title as security for a loan. A form of this affidavit can be picked up at any land titles office.
Once prepared and sworn this affidavit is to be attached to the mortgage or transfer form filed with it.