You must be married by an officiant who is licensed in your province. To verify, click here:
Use the “CSV” link for an alphabetic list, by location. For example, I’m in Ajax, so that’s where I appear on the list.
You must have a marriage license. To get a marriage licence, you will need 2 pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married. One piece of identification must include your photo. Examples of government-issued identification include:
Fees vary and depend on the municipality. Please check the municipality’s website to ensure you have all of the information required to purchase a marriage licence.
For more information, or to download a Marriage License Application Form: https://www.ontario.ca/page/getting-married#section-3
If you were divorced in Canada you will need to bring official proof of the divorce with you when you apply for a marriage licence. This can be the original or a court-certified copy of one of three documents:
If you were divorced outside of Canada, you will need to provide certain documents to prove that you are no longer married. The government needs to validate these documents. This process can take up to 4 weeks. You will need to send the following documents to ServiceOntario:
The marriage certificate is the legal record of a marriage. It lists the date and place of the marriage, and names of the people who were married. Please note that a Record of Solemnization of Marriage is not the same thing as a marriage certificate. Before you can get a marriage certificate, the marriage needs to be registered. I will do this by sending a complete and signed marriage licence to ServiceOntario. You need this document to:
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT I SIMPLY REGISTER YOUR MARRIAGE WITH THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. APPLYING FOR THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.