In the old days after the blessed event of a child being born, you were unceremoniously handed a stack of papers to fill out. Now birth registries and birth certificate applications have gone online. 

More and more things are transitioning into the digital world and a lot seems to have been spurred on by the pandemic. 

Alberta’s online birth registry is easily accessible from any location via computer, tablet, smartphone, or any device connected to the internet.

Nate Glubish, Minister of Service Alberta says,

“As a new father, I know the adjustments parents go through with a newborn. We committed to modernizing government services and I’m confident that the convenience of our new online birth registry will be welcomed by Alberta parents.”

Other services have also been streamlined to allow for parents to apply for both the Canada Child Benefit and their child’s social insurance number from the Government of Canada at the same time they register birth information with the province of Alberta.

Additional facts new parents will need to know:
  • All births that occur in Alberta must be registered with the government.
  • The online birth registry can be accessed by any device with an internet connection.
  • Surrogacies, adoptions and some home birth registrations cannot be completed online. To register these births, parents can contact Alberta Vital Statistics directly.
  • The total cost to order a birth certificate online is $40.

Parents have up to one year to register their bundle of joy after that an additional fee will be charged. For more information click here.