vital statistics

Vital Statistics regulates the registration of all vital events that occur in Alberta including births, deaths, marriages, and legal change of name. Vital Statistics also provides statistical information to other provincial and federal governments and approved health related agencies for comparison and research purposes.

In addition, the Vital Statistics office is responsible for the registration of religious organizations and clergy who perform marriages, marriage commissioner appointments and providing burial permits. The office also processes delayed registration events and amendments to event records.

Most Vital Statistics' services are provided through the registry agent network, including the issuance of marriage licences, applications for birth, marriage, legal change of name and death certificates.


Birth Information

Information about how to order a birth certificate, registering a birth, adoption, choosing a last name and making corrections to a birth registration. Read more

Death Information

Information about how to order a death certificate, registering a death, making corrections to a death registration and obtaining burial and disinter/reinter permits. Read more

Marriage Information

Information about how to order a marriage certificate, registering a marriage, obtaining a marriage licence and locating a marriage commissioner. Read more

Statistical Information

Information about the Annual Review, Alberta's top baby names, and contact information for various Canadian and Provincial Vital Statistics offices.  Read more

Stillbirth Information

Information about how to order a certified copy of registration or medical certificate of stillbirth, registering a stillbirth, making corrections to a stillbirth registration and obtaining burial and disinter/reinter permits. Read more

Vital Statistics Information

Information about genealogical records, record searches and how to apply for these searches. Read more