Welcome to ServiceOntario, Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada's joint 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 all at the same time.

Why do I need to register my child?

Every child born in Ontario must be registered with Ontario's Office of the Registrar General. This allows documents such as birth certificates and Social Insurance Numbers to be produced.

What do I need to know before I begin?

  • If both parents are going to be named on the child's birth registration then both parents must be present at the computer to complete and certify (sign or confirm online) this form.
  • Either parent named on the child's birth registration is eligible to apply online for the child's birth certificate and Social Insurance Number. Only the mother is eligible to apply for Canada Child Benefits online. The eligible person(s) must be present at the computer in order to apply for any of these services.
  • Your child must be under one year of age. If your child is one year or older, contact the Office of the Registrar General.
  • For further information, review what you will need before you begin the application for Newborn Registration.

Are you eligible to register your child's birth online?

You cannot register a birth online at this time if:

We are working towards adding all birth options to our Newborn Registration Service, thank you for your patience.

For more information on registering a birth under the new parentage rules, please call our contact centre at 1-800-461-2156 (outside Toronto) or 416-325-8305 within the GTA.