Every baby born in Ontario needs to be registered with the province. The Notice of Live Birth form, is completed by qualified medical staff and submitted to ServiceOntario and the Statement of Live Birth form, is completed by parents of newborns. The completion of these two forms creates a birth registration.
You can register a birth online, in the first 12 months after a baby is born.
- Visit Service Ontario to register your baby’s birth and get a birth certificate.
How to get old birth records
The Office of the Registrar General has records for births in Ontario over the past 95 years. For older records:
- Check the Archives of Ontario
- Call the Vital Statistics Hotline at 416-327-1593
How to get a birth certificate from another province
Contact the Registrar’s Office for the province of birth.
Parents should register their child’s birth within 30 days of welcoming their newborns. ServiceOntario’s 5-in-1 Newborn Bundl e provides a quick and convenient way for parents to take care of the essentials online. From the comfort of home, the bundle allows parents to apply for a birth certificate, a Social Insurance Number, and Canada Child Benefits, including the Ontario Child Benefit and Education Savings Referral service. https://www.ontario.ca/page/register-birth-new-baby