Welcome to VitalCertificates.ca, your source for official Canadian government issued vital certificates and vital records.
Applications for birth, marriage and death certificates for provinces and territories across Canada are available below. To get started, simply select the type of vital certificate required, followed by the province or territory where the birth, marriage or death occurred.
This site is available for use by the general public and legal profession to obtain government approved and official certificates of birth, certificates of marriage and certificates of death issued by the government agency as an independent authorized agent.
- Complete, print and sign the appropriate application form
- Fax, scan and email or mail your completed and signed form
Scan & Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFax: 1-866-265-6300Mail: Express Legal
- Receive your certificate by mail or courier
A birth certificate is an official vital record issued by a government authority that documents the birth of a child. In Canada, birth certificates are issued by the provincial or territorial government where the birth occurred.
With a birth certificate you can obtain other important identity documents and is required to establish legal identity, obtain a Canadian passport, apply for a health card, driver’s license, social insurance number, enroll in school, settle an estate or access pension benefits.
A Canadian marriage certificate is a vital record issued by a government authority that proves that the couple listed on the certificate has a legally recognized marriage. In Canada, marriage certificates are issued by the provincial or territorial government where the marriage occurred.
Typically, a marriage certificate contains the full names of the couple or individuals, the place of marriage, the date of marriage, the registration number and the date of registration. Some provinces offer long-form versions of marriage certificates that contain additional information required when applying for certain government identity documents.
Is the Certificate of Marriage Required to Apply for a Divorce?
Yes, you must have an original government issued Certificate of Marriage or Certified Copy of the Registration of Marriage to apply for a divorce in Canada. If you require a low-cost divorce service, we recommend www.untietheknot.ca
Government issued death certificates contain the individual’s full name, gender, date of death, place of death, place of birth, marital status, usual residence of the deceased, registration number, and date of registration. Without a death certificate, you cannot legally remarry, arrange for disposition of remains, file for benefits, or access the financial accounts of the deceased.