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Vital Statistics Offices in Canada

The Registrars of Vital Statistics in each of the provinces and territories in Canada handle the registration of births, marriages, deaths and name changes, as well as issue copies of certificates. Most also provide genealogy searches and certificates. Use these links to find the main Vital Statistics Offices in each province and territory and the services they provide.

Alberta Vital Statistics
Service Alberta and the registry agent network handle birth, death, marriage, adoption and legal name change registration and certificates in Alberta.

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency
Birth, death, marriage, change of name and adoption records. The Wills Notice Registry is also located here.

Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
Registers vital events including births and stillbirths, deaths, marriages, and name changes in Manitoba, and provides documents as proof of those events.

New Brunswick Vital Statistics
How to apply for certificates and information on getting married in New Brunswick, registering a birth and changing your name.

Newfoundland Vital Statistics
Information on getting birth, death and marriage certificates, legal name changes, getting married and accessing adoption records.

Northwest Territories Vital Statistics
The Administration division of NWT Health and Social Services administers and maintains the system for registering births, deaths, and marriages in the Northwest Territories.

Vital Statistics Nova Scotia
Online request for birth, marriage and death certificates. Also information on marriage licences, domestic partnerships, name changes and genealogy.

Nunavut Vital Statistics - Application Form (in PDF)
Use this form to apply for birth, marriage and death certificates in Nunavut. Form in PDF.

Ontario Vital Statistics - Service Ontario
Applications for Ontario birth, death and marriage certificates, newborn registration service, adoption disclosure and information on other life events.

Prince Edward Island Vital Statistics
Services include birth certificates, marriage certificates and licences, death certificates, changing your name and genealogy search.

Quebec Directeur de l'état civil
Requests for certificates as well as information on births, marriage, death and changing your name in the province of Quebec.

Saskatchewan Vital Statistics Office
Registers births, deaths, marriages, stillbirths and changes of name that occur in the province of Saskatchewan. Also issues certificates as legal proof of these events.

Yukon Vital Statistics
Information on registering and ordering certificates for life events, such as a birth, death or marriage in the Yukon, as well as contact information for the office of Yukon Vital Statistics.

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