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Vital Statistics Agency

Register a Manitoba Birth



On this page:

  1. How do I register my child - frequently asked questions & help with the form
  2. Why do I have to register my childís birth?
  3. What is the difference between a birth registration, birth certificate and certified copy of birth registration?
  4. What if I donít register my child?
  5. How long does registration take?
  6. What documents to bring to the hospital or birth?
  7. Manitoba laws and birth registration

    Related Services
  8. Social Insurance Number - Newborn Registration Service
  9. Applying for Canada Child Benefits


  1. How do I register my child - frequently asked questions (FAQ) & help with the form


    1. Newborn
    2. Child aged 1 year or older
    3. Frequently asked questions & help with birth registration form


    1. How to register a newborn:


    2. Baby born in a hospital/health facility:

      If your baby is born in a hospital or health facility, complete the Registration of Birth in Manitoba form located in the Registration of Birth Package distributed by health care staff.

      Review to ensure your babyís birth registration form is completed correctly and in full, and then return the form to hospital/health care facility staff before you go home with your newborn.

      Registration takes time.
      See: How long does registration take?
      Baby born at home:

      If your baby is born at home (not in a hospital or health care facility) contact the Vital Statistics Agency to arrange for registration.



      Review to ensure your babyís birth registration form is completed correctly and in full, and then return the form to the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency.

      Registration takes time.
      See: How long does registration take?


    3. How to register a child aged 1 year or older:


    4. Manitoba laws require registration of a child aged 1 year or older to be completed as a Delayed Registration of Birth.

      Contact the Vital Statistics Agency to complete a delayed registration of birth for your child. Please note there is a $30 fee to complete a delayed registration of birth.

    5. Frequently asked questions & help with the birth registration form:


    6. Since the birth registration form is usually filled out by the childís mother, the information below is presented from the motherís perspective - however for more information please see: who can fill in the birth registration form.

      Topics:

      1. Can I register my childís birth online?
      2. Why do I have to register my childís birth?
      3. What is the fee to register the birth of my child?
      4. How long will registration take?
      5. Who can answer questions about the form?
      6. What if I make a mistake on the form?
      7. Can I leave blanks on the form?
      8. Can I change the form later?
      9. Who should fill in the birth registration form?
      10. Section A: Questions 01-20 - Childís official name
      11. Section B: Questions 03-16 - Information about birth
      12. Section C: Questions 17-29 - Information about mother
      13. Section D: Questions 30-38 - Information about father/other parent
      14. Section E: Joint Request and Consent of Parents
      15. Section F: Parent Certification
      16. Section G: Event Registrar Certification


      1. Can I register my childís birth online?

      2. No. The Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency is working to introduce online birth registration, but in the meantime, complete the birth registration form to enter information about your childís birth in the provincial vital event registry. For more information, see how do I register my child?

      3. Why do I have to register the birth of my child?

      4. See: why register.

      5. What is the fee to register the birth of my child?

      6. There is no registration fee if the birth registration form is completed correctly and in full, and is submitted to the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency within 5 days of the birth or prior to release from the hospital/health facility.

      7. How long will registration take?

      8. Registration takes time.

        Therefore, the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency does not recommend booking travel until you have your childís birth certificate.

        See: How long does registration take?

      9. Who can answer questions about the form?

      10. Ask only Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency staff for assistance completing the birth registration form.

        Each registration becomes a permanent legal record of birth in the provincial vital event registry. Future corrections of errors or missing information can only be made where permitted by law and may cost you $180 or more.

        Call the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday at 204-945-3701 (or 1-866-949-9296 toll free within Canada) if you have any questions about completing the birth registration form.

        For additional contact information, see: http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/.

      11. What if I make a mistake on the registration form?

      12. After the birth registration form is received by the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency it becomes a permanent legal record of birth in the provincial vital event registry.

        Changes cannot be made easily - future corrections of errors or missing information can only be made where permitted by law and may cost you $180 or more.

        If you are completing the form:

        • In a hospital/health care facility:
          You can make corrections on the birth registration form before you return the form to hospital/health care staff.
        • At home:
          You can make corrections on the birth registration form before you submit the form to the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency.


        To make a correction:

        • Do not use correction fluid.
        • Cross out or bracket the incorrect information.
        • Enter the correct information above or below the error.
        • Print clearly and legibly.
        • Initial the change in the margin.
          Ex:


      13. Can I leave blanks on the form?

      14. Do not leave blanks.

        Review the form to ensure you have completed it correctly and in full. If you need to make a correction see: correcting errors.

        Changes cannot be made easily later.

        After the form is received by the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency it becomes a permanent legal record of birth in the provincial vital event registry. Future corrections of errors or missing information can only be made where permitted by law and may cost you $180 or more. See: can I change the form later.

        If you are not sure what to write on the form, please check the instructions in this FAQ or call the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency directly.
        See: Who can answer questions about the form?

      15. Can I change the form later?

      16. Not easily.

        After the birth registration form is received by the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency it becomes a permanent legal record of birth in the provincial vital event registry.

        The permanent legal record (birth registration) establishes the childís foundational identity (core information about the child, such as name, age, birth in Manitoba and Canada, parentage at the time of birth, etc).

        After registration, changes may result from:
        • Future corrections of errors or missing information.
          Such changes can only be made where permitted by law and may cost you $180 or more.
        • A legal change of name.
          The fee for a legal change of name is currently $120.07.
          See: legal change of name.
        • An Adoption Order or A Declaration of Parentage issued by the Court. The Vital Statistics Agency recommends seeking legal advice before pursuing these options.

      17. Who should fill in the form?

      18. The birth registration form is usually completed by a combination of the Informant, Birth Attendant, and Event Registrar.

        Informant Birth Attendant Event Registrar
        Who? The Informant is usually the birth mother or her spouse. The Birth Attendant is the person who assisted at the birth and has information about the pregnancy and birth. The Event Registrar is specially appointed under The Vital Statistics Act, and registered to certify birth registrations by the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency.
        Alternate? If the birth mother or her spouse are not available to complete the birth registration form, any of the individuals below can complete the form:
        • any employee in the health facility in which the child is born; or
        • the person standing in the place of the parents of the child; or
        • the occupier of the premises in which the child is born, if the occupier has knowledge of the birth.
        The Informant can enter information instead of the Birth Attendant. None
        Which part of the form? The Informant should review and complete sections A-F as indicated on the form. The Birth Attendant should complete and/or review (and where necessary correct or insert to complete information into) section B. The Event Registrar should complete and/or review (and where necessary correct or insert to complete information in) section B, then certify section G.

      19. Section A: Questions 01-20 - Childís official name

      20. Who can complete this section of the form?
        Can I change the childís name later?
        Name types
        Naming options (for the purpose of birth registration)

        Who can complete this section of the form?

        This section can be completed by the Informant. For more information, see who can complete.

        Can I change the childís name later?

        Not easily.

        After the registration form is submitted to the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, the birth will be registered.

        The name recorded for the child on the birth registration form will appear on the childís birth certificate, and becomes the childís official legal name.

        If you need to change the name youíve written on the registration form:
        • Before you submit the form, see how to make a correction on the form.
        • After you submit the form, the name written on the form will already have been registered. However, a name change may be possible after registration if eligible under The Change of Name Act of Manitoba. A legal change of name requires payment of fees. For more information, see legal change of name.

        Name Types

        ALL GIVEN NAMES LAST NAME
        FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME(S)
        The First Name (also described as a Personal Name or Given Name or Forename) is specific to a person and identifies the person from other family members. Personal Name(s) placed after the First Name but before the Last Name. The Last Name (also described as a Family Name or Surname) usually inherited and shared with other members of the immediate family.

        The Last Name may consist of up to four combined names separated by a space ( ) or hyphen (-).

        Naming Options (for the purpose of birth registration)

        Naming options are prescribed by The Vital Statistic Act:
        • A child must have at least one Given Name and Last Name.
        • Names can only include these punctuation marks:

        • hyphen ( - ) or apostrophe ( í ) or space ( )
        • The childís name cannot have numbers or other special characters.
        • The childís name can only include accents used in the English or French alphabet. These are :

        • ņ ¬ »   ň ő Ō Ŕ Ř «

      21. Section B: Questions 03-16 - Information about birth

      22. Who can complete this section of the form?
        Question 12: What is artificial insemination?

        Who can complete this section of the form?

        This section can be completed by the Birth Attendant or Informant. For more information, see who can complete.

        Question 12: What is artificial insemination?

        Artificial insemination is a form of assisted reproduction often used to treat infertility which involves direct insertion of semen into a woman's womb. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is the most commonly used method of artificial insemination.

        In Vitro Insemination (IVF) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FEV) are not forms of artificial insemination.

        How to answer question 12 if conception involved:
        - Natural conception or other forms of assisted human reproduction
        - Artificial insemination

        Natural conception or other forms of assisted human reproduction:
        - Check "no" in question 12.
        This means you are registering:

        No, I did not conceive by artificial insemination. I conceived naturally or by other forms of assisted human reproduction (but not artificial insemination).

        Artificial insemination:
        - Check "yes" in question 12.
        This means you are registering:

        Yes, I conceived by assisted human reproduction - specifically artificial insemination. I did not conceive naturally or by other forms of assisted human reproduction.

        - Complete section E.

        Why is artificial insemination recorded on the form?

        A woman can be inseminated artificially with semen from her spouse or a donor. To protect assertion of parental rights, where a woman has conceived by artificial insemination, The Vital Statistics Act requires the written consent of the woman and her spouse or common-law partner to record the particulars of the spouse or common-law partner as those of the father or other parent of the child in an approved Consent of Parents form.

      23. Section C: Questions 17-29 - Information about mother

      24. Who can complete this section of the form?
        Who is the mother? (for the purpose of birth registration)
        Questions 17-19: Motherís name
        Questions 29: Motherís marital status

        Who can complete this section of the form?

        This section can be completed by the Informant. For more information, see who can complete.

        Who is the mother? (for the purpose of birth registration)

        For the purpose of birth registration, the Mother is the woman who carried and delivered the child. This applies whether or not she has a genetic link to the child, and whether or not she will have custody of the child.

        Questions 17 to 19: Motherís name

        Displayed on Motherís Birth Certificate
        ALL GIVEN NAMES
        (Question 18)
        MAIDEN LAST NAME
        (Question 17)
        FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME(S)
        The First Name (also described as a Personal Name or Given Name or Forename) is specific to a person and identifies the person from other family members. Personal Name(s) placed after the First Name but before the Last Name. The Last Name (also described as a Family Name or Surname) is usually inherited and shared with other members of the immediate family.

        The motherís Maiden Last Name is generally her Last Name as shown on her birth certificate.

        If the mother did not assume a name upon marriage or entry into a registered common-law relationship, her Maiden Last Name is the name shown on her birth certificate, and is the same as her Current Legal Last Name. If this applies, do not leave #17 blank - instead write the same Last Name in #17 and #19.

        In some cultures, before the mother assumes a Last Name upon marriage, she may only have Given Names. If this applies, write "Cultural Naming Provision Excludes Maiden Last Name" in #17.


        Displayed on Motherís current government issued ID
        Ex: driver licence
        CURRENT LEGAL LAST NAME (Question 19)
        The Last Name (also described as a Family Name or Surname) is usually inherited and shared with other members of the immediate family.

        The motherís Current Legal Last Name may differ from the motherís Maiden Last Name (see above) if the mother assumes a Last Name upon marriage or entry into a registered common-law relationship. If this applies, write the assumed Last Name in #19.

        The motherís Current Legal Last Name is generally her Last Name as shown on a renewable government issued photo identification, such as a driverís licence.

        If the mother did not assume a name upon marriage or entry into a registered common-law relationship, her Current Legal Last Name and Maiden Last Name are the same. Do not leave #19 blank - instead write the same Last Name in #17 and #19.


        Question 29: Motherís marital status

        What is marital status and why is it recorded on the birth registration form?

        Marital status options on the birth registration form:



        What marital status should I check if I am:



        What is marital status and why is it recorded on the birth registration form?

        "Marital status", also called "civil status" is any of several distinct options that describe a person's relationship with a significant other. To protect assertion of parental rights, the motherís marital status is recorded on the childís birth registration form.

        • Never married:
        • This means the mother was never in a registered legal marriage to anyone.

          If this applies to you:
          • Check "never married" in question #29.
          • Provide information about the father in section D.
          • Both of you (mother and father) must complete section E.
          • Or leave sections D and E blank to register no one as the father.


        • Married to other parent:
        • This means the mother is in a registered legal marriage (not common-law relationship) at the time of the childís conception or birth, and her spouse is the father/other parent of the child.

          If this applies to you:
          • Check "married to other parent" in question #29.
          • Provide information about your spouse in section D.


        • Married but not to other parent:
        • This means the mother is in a registered legal marriage (not common-law relationship) at the time of the childís conception or birth, but her spouse is not the father/other parent of the child.

          Under The Vital Statistics Act, whether someone other than the motherís spouse can be registered as the father/other parent depends on the specific family circumstances at the time of the childís conception.

          The Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency recommends the mother/parents obtain legal advice in order to register someone other than the motherís married spouse as the father/other parent.

          At the time of conception, if you were:


          Lawfully married but living separate and apart and your spouse is not the father/other parent

          You may be able to register someone other than your spouse as the father/other parent if (1) before the childís conception you were (2) living separate AND (3) apart from your spouse AND (4) your spouse is not the father/other parent of the child (all 4 criteria must be met).

          If all four criteria are met:
          • Check "married but not to other parent" in question #29. The Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency will contact you to complete a Statutory Declaration. A Statutory Declaration is a legal document defined under the law, and is similar to a statement made under oath.
          • Enter information about someone else (not your spouse) in section D.
          • Both of you (mother and father) must complete section E.
          • Or leave sections D and E blank to register no one as the father.

          If all four criteria are not met:
          • See lawfully married and your spouse is not the father/other parent.


          Lawfully married and your spouse is not the father/other parent

          If at the time of the childís conception/birth you were lawfully married and your spouse is not the father/other parent of the child:
          • Check "married but not to other parent" in question #29.
          • Provide information about your spouse in section D if you were considered to be lawfully married to your spouse when the child was conceived/born. This is because The Vital Statistics Act requires the spouse of a married woman to be registered as the father/other parent of the child. You may need a court order to register someone other than your spouse as the father/other parent.


        • Divorced:
        • Divorced before conception
          Divorced after conception

          Divorced before conception
          This means the mother was previously in a registered legal marriage, but the marriage was fully dissolved by a judicial declaration before the child was conceived. In other words, there is a final divorce order prior to the conception of the child.

          If this applies to you:
          • Check "divorced" in question #29.
          • Write the date the final order was declared by the court.
          • Provide information about the father in section D.
          • Both of you (mother and father) must complete section E.
          • Or leave sections D and E blank to register no one as the father.

          Divorced after conception
          This means the mother was in a registered legal marriage at the time of conception, but the marriage was fully dissolved by a judicial declaration after the child was conceived. In other words, the mother was still legally married but awaiting finalization of the divorce when the child was conceived.

          For the purpose of birth registration, the motherís marital status is "married".

          If the father/other parent:


        • Widowed:

        • Widowed before conception
          Widowed after conception

          Widowed before conception

          This means the mother was in a registered legal marriage, but her spouse died before the child was conceived.

          If this applies to you:
          • Check "widowed" in question #29.
          • Write the date of your spouseís death.
          • Provide information about the father in section D.
          • Both of you (mother and father) must complete section E.
          • Or leave sections D and E blank to register no one as the father.


          Widowed after conception

          This means the mother was in a registered legal marriage, but her spouse died after the child was conceived.

          For the purpose of birth registration, the motherís marital status is "married".

          If the father/other parent:


        • In a common-law relationship

        • A "common-law relationship" can be described as a relationship between two adults who, not being legally married to each other, are cohabiting with each other in a marriage-like relationship.

          If this applies to you and you have never been legally married to anyone:

          If this applies to you and you were previously married, select only one of the following:


        • Separated from common-law partner

        • A "common-law relationship" can be described as a relationship between two adults who, not being legally married to each other, are cohabiting with each other in a marriage-like relationship.

          If this applies to you and you have never been legally married to anyone:

          If this applies to you and you were previously married, select only one of the following:


        • Separated from married spouse (before the child was conceived)

        • This means the mother was in a registered legal marriage that had not been fully dissolved by a judicial declaration before the child was conceived. In other words, the mother was still legally married but separated from her spouse before she started the pregnancy that resulted in the birth of this child.

          For the purpose of birth registration, the motherís marital status is "married".

          If the father/other parent:

        • Separated from married spouse (after the child was conceived)

        • This means the mother was in a registered legal marriage that had not been fully dissolved by a judicial declaration after the child was conceived. In other words, the mother was still legally married but separated from her spouse when she started the pregnancy that resulted in the birth of this child.

          For the purpose of birth registration, the motherís marital status is "married".

          If the father/other parent:

      25. Section D: Questions 30-38 - Information about father/other parent

      26. Who can complete this section of the form?
        Can I leave this section blank?
        Who is the father/other parent? (for the purpose of birth registration)
        Questions 30-32: father/other parentís name

        Who can complete this section of the form?

        This section can be completed by the Informant. For more information, see who can complete.

        Can I leave this section blank?

        Depends. For the purpose of birth registration, who can/must be registered as the father/other parent is determined by The Vital Statistics Act and linked to the motherís marital status, see motherís marital status.

        Who is the father/other parent? (for the purpose of birth registration)

        Determination of the father/other parent will depend on the specific family circumstances at the time of the childís conception and birth, and may be subject to Manitoba laws such as The Family Maintenance Act, The Adoption Act, and other laws that apply to parentage.

        For the purpose of birth registration, who can/must be registered as the father/other parent is determined by The Vital Statistics Act and linked to the motherís marital status, see motherís marital status.

        Question 30 to 32: Father/Other Parentís name

        Displayed on Father/Other Parentís Birth Certificate
        ALL GIVEN NAMES
        (Question 31)
        MAIDEN LAST NAME
        (Question 30)
        FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME(S)
        The First Name (also described as a Personal Name or Given Name or Forename) is specific to a person and identifies the person from other family members. Personal Name(s) placed after the First Name but before the Last Name. The Last Name (also described as a Family Name or Surname) is usually inherited and shared with other members of the immediate family.

        The father/other parentís Maiden Last Name is generally the Last Name as shown on the father/other parentís birth certificate.

        If the father/other parent did not assume a name upon marriage or entry into a registered common-law relationship, the Maiden Last Name is the name shown on the birth certificate, and is the same as the Current Legal Last Name. If this applies, do not leave #30 blank - instead write the same Last Name in #30 and #32.

        In some cultures, before the father/other parent assumes a Last Name upon marriage, he/she may only have Given Names. If this applies, write "Cultural Naming Provision Excludes Maiden Last Name" in #30.


        Displayed on Father/Other Parentís current government issued ID
        Ex: driver licence
        CURRENT LEGAL LAST NAME (Question 32)
        The Last Name (also described as a Family Name or Surname) is usually inherited and shared with other members of the immediate family.

        The father/other parentís Current Legal Last Name may differ from the father/other parentís Maiden Last Name (see above) if the father/other parent assumes a Last Name upon marriage or entry into a registered common-law relationship. If this applies, write the assumed Last Name in #32.

        The father/other parentís Current Legal Last Name is generally the Last Name as shown on a renewable government issued photo identification, such as a driverís licence.

        If the father/other parent did not assume a name upon marriage or entry into a registered common-law relationship, his/her Current Legal Last Name and Maiden Last Name are the same. Do not leave #32 blank - instead write the same Last Name in #30 and #32.


      27. Section E: Joint Request and Consent of Parents

      28. To protect assertion of parental rights, artificial insemination and marital status are recorded on the childís birth registration form.

        If the mother is not lawfully married at the time of the childís conception or birth (see motherís marital status):
        • Both parents must sign section E: Joint Request to jointly acknowledge the father and consent to his information being included on the childís birth registration.

        If mother conceived by artificial insemination (see artificial insemination):
        • The mother and her spouse or common-law partner must both sign section E: Consent of Parents to acknowledge the father/other parent and consent to include information about father/other parent on the childís birth registration.


      29. Section F: Parent Certification

      30. This section can be completed by the Informant.
        For more information, see who can complete.

      31. Section G: Event Registrar Certification

      32. Only the Event Registrar can complete this section.

  2. Why do I have to register my childís birth?

  3. Manitoba law requires mandatory registration of every child born in Manitoba in the provincial vital event registry.

    Each birth registration is a permanent legal record of foundational identity, and establishes core information about the child, such as name, age, birth in Manitoba and Canada, parentage at the time of birth, etc.

    An extract from the information recorded on the childís birth registration will be printed on the childís birth certificate.

    For more information, see what is the difference between a birth registration, birth certificate and certified copy of birth registration.

  4. What is the difference between a birth registration, birth certificate and certified copy of birth registration?

  5. Birth Certificate vs Birth Registration
    A birth certificate shows key information extracted from the childís birth registration.

    A birth certificate provides evidence of foundational identity, specifically, core information about the child, such as name, age, birth in Manitoba and Canada, parentage at the time of birth, etc.

    A birth certificate is usually required to obtain other important documents and/or to access provincial/federal benefit programs. For example:
    • a birth certificate can provide proof of legal identity, age, nationality and may be required when travelling or applying for a passport, health card, Social Insurance Number (SIN), school enrolment, settling an estate, or accessing old age pension benefits.

    Certified Copy of Birth Registration
    A certified copy of the birth registration is an official copy of the complete birth registration.

    A certified copy of the birth registration is usually required when all of the information recorded about the birth is needed. For example:
    • a certified copy of the birth registration may provide detailed information about the parents and their birth place, which may be needed for certain citizenship or immigration documents, if an individual moves to another country, becomes the executor for a foreign estate, or adopts a child abroad.

  6. What if I donít register my child?

  7. Your child will not be able to obtain a birth certificate.

    As a result, you and/or your child may not be able to access other forms of government-issued identification, available programs and/or benefits.

    For more information, see why register.

  8. How long does registration take?

  9. Registration takes time. It may take several weeks to enter your childís birth registration in the provincial vital event registry.

    Corrections of errors or missing information will delay registration.

    A birth certificate cannot be issued until your childís registration is correct, complete, and entered in the provincial registry.

    The Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency does not recommend booking travel until you have your childís birth certificate.

  10. What documents to bring to the hospital or birth

  11. When packing in preparation for your childís birth, consider bringing all applicable identification documents. Having this information with you will help ensure you can complete your childís birth registration correctly and in full, thereby preventing processing delays.
    Suggested documents for:

    • Birth mother:
    • Birth certificate, marital status documents (marriage/divorce certificate), Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) documents (if born outside Canada), Manitoba health card, Social Insurance Number (SIN), Band name and Treaty number.

    • Father or other parent:
    • Birth certificate, Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) documents (if born outside Canada), Band name and Treaty number.

  12. Manitoba laws and birth registration

  13. Manitoba law requires the birth of each child born in Manitoba to be recorded in the provincial vital event registry.

    Information about each birth is registered by the Government of Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency in accordance with The Vital Statistics Act and the Vital Statistics Forms, Fees and Registrations Regulation, and is also protected by The Personal Health Information Act and The Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act.

  14. Social Insurance Number - Newborn Registration Service

  15. Manitoba has now made it easier than ever for you to apply for your childís Social Insurance Number (SIN) by partnering with Service Canada to offer the Newborn Registration Service. There is no fee to use this optional service.

    If you choose to apply for your childís Social Insurance Number, complete the "Request for a Social Insurance Number for My Child" section of your childís Registration of Birth form.

    For more information, including eligibility, visit Canada.ca/social-insurance-number.

  16. Applying for Canada Child Benefits

  17. Manitoba and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are offering the Automated Benefits Application (ABA) service; a quick, easy and secure way to apply for Canada child benefits for your newborn. There is no fee to use this optional service.

    If you choose to apply for Canada child benefits for your newborn, complete the "Request for Canada Child Benefits for My Child" section of your childís Registration of Birth form.

    For more information, including eligibility, visit www.cra.gc.ca/aba/ and www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4476-mb/README.html.