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Ontario New Polymer Birth Certificates

Mar 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Birth, Life Events

New Ontario Birth Certificates

March 10, 2015 – Ministry of Government and Consumer Services: Ontario’s new birth certificates are made of polymer and designed to be more secure and durable. The new certificates will be more resistant to damage, fading and moisture than the current certificates now in circulation. Under normal use, they will last a person a lifetime. […]

Get or Replace an Ontario Birth Certificate

Mar 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Birth, Life Events

New Ontario Birth Certificates

ServiceOntario – the only government-authorized source for Ontario birth certificates. It’s safer, cheaper and faster. A birth certificate is a record of a birth that happened in Ontario. It is a government document that can be used as proof of identity. The birth must be registered in Ontario to use this service. Please use the […]

Social Insurance Number

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Birth, Life Events, Newcomers


As of March 31, 2014, individuals applying to receive their Social Insurance Number (SIN) will obtain the information in a letter instead of a plastic card. The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. There is no fee […]

Self-Help Aid: Life Events

Nov 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Life Events

Often, one of the most frustrating things is finding information on the basics. This section is not only a directory related to the life events but a handy tool to make it easier for you to find the steps you need to follow. Here you will find the links that will take you directly to […]