Welcome to ServiceOntario, Canada Revenue Agency, Employment and Social Development Canada and Service Canada's Newborn Registration Service: the easiest way to register a child's birth and fastest way to apply for their birth certificate, Canada child benefits, and Social Insurance Number.

Do you know that the Government of Canada puts money into Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) to help save early for an eligible child's education after high school? An RESP is a special savings account to help save for a child's education after high school. RESP savings grow tax free until they are withdrawn to pay for education after high school. Education after high school includes full- or part-time studies at a trade school, in an apprenticeship program, in CEGEP, college, or university. Add the Education Savings Referral to your bundle to have an RESP promoter (Individual or organization offering RESPs) of your choice contact you, to learn about and start to open an RESP (if you decide to), and to request the Canada Learning Bond (Bond) and/or the Canada Education Savings Grant (Grant) for your child. Bond: You do not have to provide any personal contributions for your child to receive the Bond. Available for eligible children from low-income families born in 2004 or later. An initial amount of $500, plus $100 for each year of eligibility, up to age 15, for a maximum of $2,000. Grant: A basic grant amount of 20% on the first $2,500 in annual personal contributions, for eligible children regardless of family income, and an additional amount of grant of 10% and 20%, for eligible children from middle- and low-income families, until the calendar year the child turns 17, for a maximum of $7,200. The Bond and the Grant are administered by the Government of Canada.

Why do I need to register my child's birth?

The birth of every child born in Ontario must be registered and submitted to the Office of the Registrar General within 30 days following the birth.

Using the 5-in-1 Newborn Registration Service, you can register a child's birth, order your child's first birth certificate, apply for Canada Child Benefits and Social Insurance Number (SIN), and apply for an Education Savings Referral.
+What is a birth registration? Select this link to learn more about birth registration in Ontario.

Birth registration in Ontario is a two-step process:
  • A notice of the birth is provided to the Office of the Registrar General by the physician, midwife, nurse, or other informant.
  • Generally, a Statement of Live Birth form is completed by parents of newborns using the online Newborn Registration Service. Alternatively, parents may choose to fill out a paper version of this form and mail it to the Office of the Registrar General.
The birth will be registered if the information provided is complete, accurate, and matches on both forms.
Registering a child's birth is required to establish a permanent legal record. If the birth is not registered, then you cannot obtain a birth certificate or get access to other important services for your child.

What do I need to know before I begin?

The online Newborn Registration Service is used to register the birth of a child less than 1 year old and whose birth has not been previously registered.
+What if this child is 1 year or older? Select this link for more information on how to proceed if this child is 1 year or older.

You cannot use the online Newborn Registration Service to register the birth of a child who is 1 year or older. For more information on registering a birth for a child 1 year or older, please contact the Office of the Registrar General.
All parents to be listed on the birth registration must be present at the computer to provide consent and certification.
This does not apply:
  • in the case a parent who is incapable of certifying because of incapacitating illness or death; or
  • if a parent is not certifying the birth and a person, other than a parent, has care and custody of the child

Required Information and Documents

If you have documents from the hospital or birthing centre, have those handy as you answer the questions.
+What information do I need to provide to register a birth? Select this link for a list of what you will need to provide to register a birth.

  • name of the child
  • child's date and place of birth
  • name of hospital or birthing centre
  • sex and birth weight of the child
  • name of the physician or midwife who delivered the child
  • parent(s) information including their name, place, and date of birth and their age at the time of the child's birth
Additional information and documents are needed for the following cases below:
  • the child was born through surrogacy
  • the child was delivered by a person other than a doctor or midwife
  • a parent is not certifying the birth and a person, other than a parent, has care and custody of the child
  • a parent is unable to certify because of incapacitating illness or death
  • the child will be given a Single Name in accordance with the child's or their parent's traditional culture
To learn more, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Using the Online Application

  • For your best experience, please use a desktop or laptop computer to complete this online application.
  • The 5-in-1 Newborn Registration Service takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes to complete all five services.
  • For your security, you must complete the application in one session; it cannot be saved on your computer. If you stop typing for longer than 30 minutes, your application will be cancelled automatically, and all information entered will be erased.
  • To move from screen to screen, select the Next or Previous buttons. Please do not click the back button in your web browser, as information may be lost.
  • To view additional information, select the Help button.

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