Searches of the National Registration File of 1940

Service: 93C0006

Description: The National Registration File of 1940 resulted from the compulsory registration of all persons, 16 years of age or older, in the period from 1940 to 1946. This information was originally obtained under the authority of The National Resources Mobilization Act and the War Measures Act. Custody of the records was subsequently given to Statistics Canada, then known as the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.

As a result, the National Registration File of 1940 is not subject to the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act but is instead covered by the Privacy Act. According to this Act, when a person has been dead for more than 20 years, the information is no longer considered to be personal and can be disclosed. A proof that the individual has been deceased for more than twenty years is requested (A death certificate is preferable. However, any document which indicates the date of death, for example an obituary notice, is acceptable.); please note that if 110 years have passed since the date of birth, we do not require proof of death.

Frequency: Occasional
Price notes:

A standard fee of $45.00 (plus applicable taxes) is charged for each search undertaken that is successful in locating the requested record.

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