Canadian Identification

Losing your identification can be a frustrating experience, especially if you are travelling overseas. If your identification has been lost or stolen, or you are applying for the first time, please see the information below on how to obtain Canadian identification. The Embassy only accepts applications for Certificates of Canadian Citizenship. All other identification must be requested directly from Service Canada or from your provincial/territorial government.

Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Permanent Resident Card

  • Please visit the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada at: www.cic.gc.ca

Health Cards

Please contact the local health authority in your province or territory.

Albertawww.health.alberta.ca/
British Columbiawww.health.gov.bc.ca/insurance/
Manitobawww.gov.mb.ca/health/
New Brunswickwww.gnb.ca/0051/0394/index-e.asp
Newfoundland and Labradorwww.health.gov.nl.ca/mcp/
Nova Scotiawww.hlthss.gov.nt.ca
Nunavutwww.gov.ns.ca/health/msi/health_cards.asp
Northwest Territorieswww.gov.nu.ca/health/
Ontariowww.health.gov.on.ca
Prince Edward Islandwww.gov.pe.ca/health/
Quebecwww.ramq.gouv.qc.ca
Saskatchewanwww.health.gov.sk.ca
Yukonhttp://hss.gov.yk.ca

Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates

Certificates are available from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the province or territory where the event occurred. Online ordering is available in some areas. Canada does not maintain a central registry.

Vital Statistics OfficeTelephoneFaxWebsite
Alberta(780) 427-7013 www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca
British Columbia(250) 952-2681(250) 952-2527www.vs.gov.bc.ca
Manitoba(204) 945-3701 (E)
(204) 945-5500 (F)
(204) 948-3128http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca
New Brunswick(506) 453-2385(506) 444-4139www.snb.ca/e/1000e.asp#16
Newfoundland and Labrador(709) 729-3308(709) 729-0946www.gs.gov.nl.ca/gs/vs/
Northwest Territories(867) 777-7420(867) 777-3197www.hlthss.gov.nt.ca
Nova Scotia(902) 424-4381(902) 424-0678www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/vstat
Nunavut Territory(867) 645-8002(867) 645-8092http://www.gov.nu.ca/health
Ontario(416) 325-8305(807) 343-7459www.serviceontario.ca
Prince Edward Island(902) 838-0880(902) 838-0883www.gov.pe.ca/vitalstatistics
Quebec(418) 643-3900(418) 646-3255www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca
Saskatchewan(306) 787-3092(306) 787-2288www.isc.ca 
Yukon Territory(867) 667-5207(867) 393-6486www.hss.gov.yk.ca/programs/vitalstats

For application of provincial or territorial birth certificates from abroad:

Vital Statistics Office

Form

Albertahttp://www.servicealberta.ca/pdf/vs/DVS3317.pdf
British Colombiahttp://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/forms/vsa430b_fill.pdf
Manitobahttp://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/pdf/application_birth_certificate.pdf
New Brunswickhttps://www.pxw1.snb.ca/snb7001/E/1000/CSS-FOL-35-5246E.pdf
Newfoundland and Labradorhttp://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/birth/birth_certificate/application_for_
birth_certificate.pdf
Northwest Territorieshttp://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/sites/default/files/application_for_birth_
marriage_death_certificate.pdf
Nova Scotiahttp://www.novascotia.ca/snsmr/pdf/ans-vstat-birth-certificate-
form.pdf
Nunavuthttp://www.gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/files/Application%20for
%20Certificate-2013-eng(3).pdf
Ontariohttp://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/
GetAttachDocs/007-11076E~1/$File/11076E.pdf
Prince Edward Islandhttp://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/cpho_bdmform.pdf
Quebechttp://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/publications/DCCA-Birth_2013-
2014.pdf
Saskatchewanhttp://www.ehealthsask.ca/vitalstats/births/ordercertificate/Pages/
default.aspx
Yukonhttp://www.gov.yk.ca/forms/forms/3000/yg3385_b.pdf

Driver’s Licence or Identification Card

Inquiries about renewal and replacement Canadian Driver’s Licences should be made at the appropriate provincial/territorial licencing office.

OfficeTelephoneFaxWebsite
Alberta
Alberta Registry
(780) 422-7330(780) 422-4286www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca
British Columbia
ICBC
(604) 661-2800(604) 443-4562www.icbc.com
Manitoba
Manitoba Public
Insurance
(204) 985-7000(204) 953-4998www.mpi.mb.ca
New Brunswick
Service New Brunswick
(506) 684-7901 www.snb.ca
Newfoundland
Motor Registration
Division
(709) 729-2521(709) 729-6955www.gs.gov.nl.ca
Northwest Territories
Department of
Transportation
(867) 873-7418(867) 873-0363www.dot.gov.nt.ca
Nova Scotia(902) 424-5851(902) 424-0720www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/rmv/licence/
Nunavut
Department of
Economic Development
and Transportation
(867) 975-5028(867) 975-5095www.edt.gov.nu.ca
Ontario
Ministry of
Transportation
(416) 235-2999(416) 235-4414www.mto.gov.on.ca/
Prince Edward Island
Department of
Transportation
(902) 368-5200(902) 368-6269www.gov.pe.ca/tpwpei/
Saskatchewan - SGI1-800-667-9868(306) 775-6909www.sgi.sk.ca
Québec
Société de l'assurance
automobile du Québec
(418) 528-3100(418) 644-0339www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/
Yukon Territory(403) 667-5315(403) 393-6220www.community.gov.yk.ca