Registry Services

Most provincial governments provide, or coordinate, the provision of services for the registry of vehicles, personal property, land titles, corporations and non-profit societies, and personal information.


Alberta

Registries (Service Alberta)


Registry transactions include the issuing and renewing of drivers’ licences, registrations of birth, marriage and death, land title searches and transfers, and registrations of corporations, vehicles, and liens. The majority of these services are delivered on behalf of the Government of Alberta by registry agents located in communities throughout the province. This section of the Service Alberta website provides information on registries in the following categories: Charitable organizations; Corporate registry; Drivers/vehicles; Land titles; Personal property registry; Registry agents (find an agent) and Vital statistics. Many related forms can be downloaded and some services are now available online.
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British Columbia

BC Registry Services


The BC Registry Services facilitate and support commerce in the province by providing the mechanism to register and deliver information in a cost-effective manner. Services include the Corporate Registry, the Personal Property Registry, the Manufactured Home Registry, and the OneStop Business Registry, a public agency partnership offering integrated Business Registration, Liquor Licence Renewal and Business Address Change services based on the Business Number.
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Vital Statistics Agency (BC)


The Vital Statistics Agency (British Columbia Ministry of Health) website provides information about registering and ordering certificates for vital events, such as a birth, death or marriage. It also has sections about legal change of name, adoption registration, and the Wills registry.
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Manitoba

Companies Office (Manitoba)


The Manitoba Companies Office, a division of Family and Consumer Affairs, registers information about corporations and business names. The public may search the registry to obtain information. Companies Office is also responsible for Manitoba Business Links (MBL), the program that administers the use of the Business Number (BN) as Manitoba's common business identifier.
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Manitoba Vital Statistics


The Vital Statistics Agency is responsible for administering and enforcing The Vital Statistics Act, The Marriage Act, The Change of Name Act and processing disinterments under The Public Health Act. The Agency registers vital events (birth, death, marriage, stillbirth and change of name) in Manitoba and provides documents as proof of those events.
Related keywords: Family law general resources (58), Marriage (26), Statistics (28)

Property Registry (Manitoba)


The Property Registry, a division of Manitoba Family and Consumer Affairs, registers land titles and personal property which is all movable goods and possessions, not land and buildings. The registry keeps records of all personal property registered as security for a loan, or collateral in Manitoba.
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New Brunswick

Personal Property Registry System - Lien Check Service


This Lien Check Service provided by Atlantic Canada On-Line (ACOL) can be used to identify liens on personal property that is a motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home, airplane, boat or outboard motor. This can help protect consumers from purchasing personal property that may be subject to seizure now or in the future. This is a service to the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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Service New Brunswick


Service New Brunswick is the chief provider of front-line services to the public. Their website provides information about the Land registry, Personal property registry, Corporate registry, Vital statistics, and Vehicle registration, as well as information about office locations, online services and TeleServices.
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Birth, Marriage and Death (Newfoundland and Labrador)


The Department of Government Services through the Vital Statistics Division is responsible for registering and certifying all births, deaths and marriages. It also registers adoptions and legal name changes and certifies clergy and civil authorities for marriage ceremonies.
Related keywords: Family law general resources (58), Marriage (26), Statistics (28)

Personal Property Registry System - Lien Check Service


This Lien Check Service provided by Atlantic Canada On-Line (ACOL) can be used to identify liens on personal property that is a motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home, airplane, boat or outboard motor. This can help protect consumers from purchasing personal property that may be subject to seizure now or in the future. This is a service to the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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Registries (Deeds, Companies, Others)


The Commercial Registrations Division (Department of Government Services, Newfoundland and Labrador) has responsibility for maintaining 9 legal registries for the province. These are the Registry of Companies, Co-operatives, Deeds (real estate), Personal Property, Lobbyists, Limited Liability Partnerships, Condominiums, Mechanics Liens, and Limited Partnerships.
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Northwest Territories

Legal Registries Division (NWT)


The Legal Registries Division (Department of Justice, Northwest Territories) administers the registration of corporations, various commercial documents, securities brokers and issuers, and land ownership. Almost all records are available to the public to view or obtain copies.
Related keywords: Business (69), Consumer protection and fraud (79), Real estate and home ownership (20)

Vehicle Registration (NWT)


This website section from the Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Transportation provides information about registering a vehicle and links to issuing offices.
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Vital Statistics (NWT)


The Health Services Administration division (Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Health and Social Services) administers and maintains a territory-wide system for registering births, deaths, and marriages. Also includes information about changing your name.
Related keywords: Family law general resources (58), Marriage (26), Statistics (28)
 

Nova Scotia

Access Nova Scotia


Access Nova Scotia, a division of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, provides information about Vehicle registration, Land and personal property registration, Vital statistics, and Corporate registration, as well as permits, forms and licences for all provincial government departments and municipalities.
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Personal Property Registry System - Lien Check Service


This Lien Check Service provided by Atlantic Canada On-Line (ACOL) can be used to identify liens on personal property that is a motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home, airplane, boat or outboard motor. This can help protect consumers from purchasing personal property that may be subject to seizure now or in the future. This is a service to the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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Nunavut

Forms and Licences (Nunavut)


This website section from the Government of Nunavut provides links to Applications for drivers’ licences, and vital statistics certificates (birth, death and marriage).
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Legal Registries (Nunavut)


The Legal Registries Division (Department of Justice, Nunavut) administers the registration of corporations, various commercial documents, securities brokers and issuers, and land ownership. Almost all records are available to the public to view or obtain copies.
Related keywords: Business (69), Consumer protection and fraud (79), Real estate and home ownership (20)

Motor Vehicles (Nunavut)


This website section from Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportation provides information about the issuing agents in various communities for drivers’ licences and vehicle registration.
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Ontario

ServiceOntario


ServiceOntario provides access to government information and services including vital statistics, Driver and vehicle licencing, Business registration, Land registration, and Personal property liens.
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Prince Edward Island

Corporate Services (PEI)


This section of the Department of Justice and Public Safety (PEI) is responsible for the registration of partnerships and business names, the incorporation of companies, non-profit corporations, co-operatives and credit unions and the registration of extra-provincial corporations.
Related keywords: Business (69)

Lien Check (PEI)


The Government of PEI offers this online service. Lien Check provides quick and easy access to the Personal Property Registry System (PPR).
Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud (79)

Motor Vehicle Registration Services (PEI)


This section of the PEI Government website describes the process and locations for registering a vehicle.
Related keywords: Driving (26)

Personal Property Registry System - Lien Check Service


This Lien Check Service provided by Atlantic Canada On-Line (ACOL) can be used to identify liens on personal property that is a motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home, airplane, boat or outboard motor. This can help protect consumers from purchasing personal property that may be subject to seizure now or in the future. This is a service to the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud (79)

Registry of Deeds (PEI)


The Department of Finance and Municipal Affairs offers this website for Tax and Land Information. The Registry of Deeds office registers and files real property ownership documents (e.g. deeds, mortgages, wills, subdivision plans). These documents are made available to the public during office hours.
Related keywords: Real estate and home ownership (20), Wills and estates (74)

Vital Statistics (PEI)


The Vital Statistics Program is a provincial registry program that is responsible for the collection, registration, maintenance and dissemination of vital event information, which includes births, deaths, stillbirths, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and change of name.
Related keywords: Family law general resources (58), Marriage (26), Statistics (28)
 

Québec

Directeur de l'état civil (English)


Since January 1, 1994, Québec citizens must obtain official documents relating to civil status events, i.e. certificates, copies of acts and attestations of birth, marriage, civil union and death, from the Directeur de l'état civil. (Known as vital statistics in other provinces.)
Related keywords: Family law general resources (58), Marriage (26), Statistics (28)

Land Register of Québec


According to the land registration system, all real property transactions become public upon registration in the Land register of Québec. Thus, since it is a public register, all citizens can access it and trace the history of transactions made on a lot since its creation. This website describes the system, how to consult it and methods of registration.
Related keywords: Real estate and home ownership (20)

Registraire des enterprises Québec (English)


The enterprise registrar maintains a public register to record, process, store and distribute the principal information concerning the identity of associations and enterprises incorporated or in operation in Québec. This site provides information about consulting the file of an enterprise, starting an enterprise, or modifying your file.
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Registre des droits personnels et réels mobiliers (English)


The Registre des droits personnels et réels mobiliers is a public electronic register which was created in 1994 and which lists personal and real rights on movable property. Once recorded in the RDPRM, a right is considered to be public and available to all. The website does not have English language pages, but you can download an English language brochure titled “10 questions and answers about the RDPRM”.
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Vehicle Registration (Quebec)


The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) is a government agency that comes under the authority of Québec's Minister of Transport. This section of their website provides information on vehicle registration.
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Saskatchewan

Information Services Corporation (Saskatchewan)


Information Services Corporation (ISC) is a provincial Crown corporation responsible for registries in Saskatchewan. Sections include: Vital statistics (birth, death, marriage), Land titles, Personal property, Survey plans, Maps and photos and Corporations.
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Yukon

Corporate Affairs (Yukon)


This website section from the Government of Yukon, Department of Community Services provides information and services to businesses and the public. Corporate Affairs maintains the following registries: Corporate Registry, Societies Registry, Personal Property Security Registry, and Securities Registry.
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Land Titles Office (Yukon)


This website section from the Government of Yukon, Department of Justice provides information about the registration of land as well as survey plans in the Yukon.
Related keywords: Real estate and home ownership (20)

Motor Vehicles Branch (Yukon)


This website section from the Government of Yukon, Department of Highways and Public Works provides information about drivers’ licences and vehicle registration.
Related keywords: Driving (26)

Vital Statistics (Yukon)


This website section from the Governmnet of Yukon, Department of Health and Social Services provides information about registering birth, marriage, death, adoption, and change of name.
Related keywords: Family law general resources (58), Marriage (26), Statistics (28)