Nunavut became a territory of Canada on April 1, 1999. Prior to this date, Nunavut was part of Northwest Territories. For Nunavut vital records including: birth, adoption, marriage, and death records after April 1, 1999 it’s necessary to request certificates or information from the office of

Nunavut Vital Statistics
Department of Health
Box 889
Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0
Tel (867) 645-8001
Fax (867) 645-8092
Toll Free: (800) 661-0833 (Canada only)

For Nunavut vital records including: birth, adoption, marriage, and death certificates and records from 1925 to April 1, 1999 (incomplete) it’s necessary to request certificates or information from the office of:

Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Social Services
Bag #9, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel (867) 777-7400
Fax (867) 777-3197
Toll Free (800) 661-0830 (Canada only)
email: hsa@gov.nt.ca

If a birth, marriage, or death record can’t be located in Nunavut or Northwest Territories, it’s possible a Nunavut resident was sent to a different location for medical help. Possibilities include:

  • Those suffering from Consumption or Tuberculosis were often sent to the Mountain Sanitarium in Hamilton, Ontario

Office of the Registrar General
ServiceOntario
Ministry of Government Services
189 Red River Road
P.O. Box 4600
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
Toll Free: 1-800-461-2156 – (Ontario only)
Tel: 416-325-8305
Fax: 807-343-7459
www.serviceontario.ca

  • Residents of the Baffin Region often went to Ottawa (Ontario province) or Montreal (Quebec province) for treatment

Office of the Registrar General
ServiceOntario
Ministry of Government Services
189 Red River Road
P.O. Box 4600
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
Toll Free: 1-800-461-2156 – (Ontario only)
Tel: 416-325-8305
Fax: 807-343-7459
www.serviceontario.ca

Le Directeur de l’état civil
Ministère de la Justice
2535 Boulevard Laurier
Quebec (QC) G1V 5C5
Toll Free: 1-800-567-3900 (Quebec only)
Tel: 418-643-3900
Fax: 418-646-3255
Courriel : etatcivil@dec.gouv.qc.ca
www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca

  • Residents of the Keewatin region were often sent to Winnipeg (Manitoba province)

Vital Statistics Agency
Consumer and Corporate Affairs
254 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B6
Tel: 204-945-3701
Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 3701 (Manitoba only)
Fax: 204-948-3128
email: vitalstats@gov.mb.ca
http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca

 

  • Residents of the Kitikmeot region were often sent to Edmonton (Alberta province)

Service Alberta
Alberta Registries, Vital Statistics
3rd floor, 10365 – 97 Street
P.O. Box 2023
Edmonton, AB T5J 4W7
Tel: 780-427-7013
Fax: 780-423-2567
www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca

For Nunavut vital records prior to 1925 it’s worthwhile to check the Vital Records offices of other provinces, especially Alberta.

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