BASIC (08-05)

GN 00312.078 Canada – Vital Statistics Records

A. Procedure – General

When applying for a certificate, full identifying information must be given. Requests for birth certificates must state the reason for requesting the certificate.

See the individual websites for applications and additional information, including restrictions on who can obtain a certification and the proof of identity, if any, needed.

B. Procedure – Alberta

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www3.gov.ab.ca/gs/services/vpe/index.cfm

a. Office to Contact

Vital statistics services are provided by authorized agents of the Government of Alberta. Depending on a person’s residence, contact the following agents for the requirements, fees and payment details.

  • Alberta residents:

    A Registry Agent (See information on the website above for information on locating these agents.)

  • Non-Alberta residents:

    Registry Connect

    P.O. Box 386

    Edmonton, AB

    Canada T5J 2J6

    or

    A Registry Agent, as shown for Alberta residents.

b. Fee

Unavailable – In addition to the government fee of $20.00 Canada for certifications, registry agents are authorized to charge a service fee.

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Clerk of the court of the judicial district in which the divorce was granted.

b. Fee

Unknown

C. Procedure – British Columbia

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca

a. Office to Contact

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency

P.O. Box 9657 STN PROV GOV

Victoria, B.C.

Canada V8W 9P3

b. Fee

$27.00 Canada -- Payable to “Minister of Finance, British Columbia.”

Payment may be by check or money order (payable to “Minister of Finance”) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Court that granted the divorce.

b. Fee

Unknown

D. Procedure – Manitoba

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/

a. Office to Contact

Vital Statistics Agency
254 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Canada R3C 0B6

b. Fee

$25.00 Canada .
Payment may be by international money order (payable to “Minister of Finance”) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Prothonotary Court of Queen's Bench
Room 224
Woodsworth Bldg
405 Broadway Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

Canada R3C 3L6

b. Fee

Unknown

E. Procedure – New Brunswick

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.gnb.ca/0051/0379/index-e.asp

Applicants for birth certificates must supply full identifying information and must also indicate whether the parents are alive.

a. Office to Contact

Vital Statistics Office

Health and Wellness

P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, N.B.

Canada E3B 5H1

Certificates may also be obtained from the subdeputy registrar of the district in which the event took place.

b. Fee

Wallet size: $20.00 Canada;

Certified certificate: $25.00 Canada

Payment may be by check or money order (payable to “Minister of Finance”) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Registrar
Supreme and Divorce Courts
Department of the Attorney General
Fredericton, N.B.
Canada

b. Fee

Unknown

F. Procedure – Newfoundland

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.gov.nf.ca/Services/certificates.stm

a. Office to Contact

Vital Statistics

Government Service Center

Department of Government Services and Lands

5 Mews Place

P.O. Box 8700

St. John's, NL

Canada A1B 4J6

b. Fee

$25.00 Canada.

Check or money order (payable to “Newfoundland Exchequer Account”) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Newfoundland Supreme Court
Duckworth St.
St. John's, NL
Canada

b. Fee

Unknown

G. Procedure – Northwest Territories

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.hlthss.gov.nt.ca/Utilities/Site_Map/map.htm

a. Office to Contact

Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Social Services

Bag #9

Inivik, NT

Canada X0E 0T0

b. Fee

$10.00 Canada .

Pay by check or money order payable to “Government of the NWT.”

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact - Marriage Took Place in N.W.T.:

Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Social Services
Bag #9
Inivik, NT
Canada X0E 0T0

b. Office to Contact - Other Marriages

Supreme Court, Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Canada X1A 2L9

c. Fee

Varies.

H. Procedure – Nova Scotia

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/vstat/certificates/

There was no official registration of births and deaths in Nova Scotia prior to 10/1/1908.

a. Office to Contact

Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 157
Provincial Building
Halifax, N.S.
Canada B3J 2M9

b. Fee

Short Form: $26.50 Canada.
Long Form: $32.00 Canada.

Pay by check or money order (payable to “Minister of Finance”) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Registrar of the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes
The Law Courts
Halifax, N.S.
Canada

b. Fee

Unknown

I. Procedure – Nunavut

Website: http://www.gov.nu.ca/Nunavut/forms/

The territory of Nunavut was created on April 1, 1999 from part of the Northwest Territories.

1. Office to Contact

Vital Statistics

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of Nunavut

Bag 003

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Canada X0C 0G0

Telephone: (867) 645-8002

Fax: (867) 645-8092

2. Fee

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates: $10.00 Canada.

Payment by check or money order payable to “Government of Nunavut.”

J. Procedure – Ontario

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/births&marriages.htm

a. Office to Contact

Office of Registrar General
P.O. Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, ON
Canada P7B 6L8

b. Fee

  • Birth Certificates: Short Form: First copy: $25.00 Canada;

    Replacement: $35.00 Canada.

  • Marriage and Death Certificates: $15.00 Canada; Long form (certified copy): $22.00 Canada.

Payment can be by check, international money order or U.S. postal money order payable to “Minister of Finance”) or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Office of the local registrar of the Ontario court where the divorce action was filed.  
If unknown, write to:
Central Divorce Registry
Justice Building
Wellington and Kent Sts.
Ottawa, Ont.
Canada K1A OH8

b. Fee

Unknown

K. Procedure – Prince Edward Island

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/infopei/Government/GovInfo/Health/Birth,_Death_and_Marriage_Certificates/

NOTE: Registration of births and deaths became compulsory in 1906.

a. Office to Contact

Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 3000
Montague, PE
Canada C0A 1R0

b. Fee

  • Birth and Marriage Certificates: Wallet size: $25.00 Canada; Framing size: $35.00 Canada.

  • Death Certificates: $30.00 Canada

Pay by check or money order payable to “Vital Statistics P.E.I.”

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Prothonotary
Supreme Court
Charlottetown, PE
Canada

b. Fee

Unknown

L. Procedure – Quebec

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Website: http://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/English/

a. Office to Contact - Event Occurred Before 1/1/26

Parish in which the event occurred.

b. Office to Contact - Event Occurred After 12/31/25

Parish in which the event occurred;

or

Le Directeur de l’etat civil

Servicea la clientele

205, rue Montmagny

Quebec, (Quebec)

Canada G1N 4T2

c. Fee

  • Parish Certificates: Unknown

  • Civil Birth Certificates: Full sized: $15.00 Canada; Abridged Certificate: $15.00 Canada (This is the same as a full-sized certificate except it does not show the parents’ names.)

  • Marriage and Death Certificates: $15.00 Canada.

Pay by check, postal or money order (payable to “Le Directeur de l’etat civil”) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact Divorce Occurred After 5/31/74

Registre des Divorces of the judicial district where the divorce was granted.

For Quebec:
Graffe des Divorces
Palais de Justice
Chambre 514
39