Birth & Death Certificates

Birth Certificates

The Office of the Registrar General (ORG) is responsible for issuing birth certificates for people born in Ontario. A birth certificate is a “foundation identity document” that is required to apply for other forms of identification, such as social insurance numbers or health cards. Please follow the links below for more information on birth certificates. (Queens Printer for Ontario, 2007)

Service Ontario birth certificate information (Opens a new browser window)

To register a Live Birth please see Statement of Live Birth.

Death Certificates

The Office of the Registrar General (ORG) is responsible for registering deaths and issuing death certificates. Please follow the links below for more information. (Queens Printer for Ontario, 2007)

Service Ontario death certificate information (Opens a new browser window)

Service Ontario makes forms available in dowloadable PDF format in their respective sections. Optionally, you may also apply online for the above certificates at the Service Ontario website.