What you will need

What you will need for an access to information request

  • Access to a valid email account;
  • Electronic copies of any documents you wish to attach to your request (accepted formats are DOC, DOCX, PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PNG);
  • Credit card information to pay the $5 application fee (VISA, MasterCard or American Express are accepted. Payments cannot be made through debit or prepaid credit cards).

What you will need for a personal information request

Note: additional information may be requested by the government institution to verify your identity.

Information about yourself
  • Access to a valid email account
  • Electronic copies of any documents you wish to attach to your request (accepted formats are DOC, DOCX, PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PNG)
Information about another individual with their authorization
  • Access to a valid email account
  • Electronic copies of any documents you wish to attach to your request (accepted formats are DOC, DOCX, PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PNG)
  • Proof that the individual on whose behalf you are making the request has the right to make a request for their personal information, such as proof of their Canadian citizenship (a copy of their passport or citizenship certificate); or proof of their status as a permanent resident (a copy of their permanent resident card); or proof of temporary status in Canada (a work, study, and/or visitor permit) OR
  • If the individual does not have a right to apply for their own personal information, then the request must be made under the Access to Information Act. You will need to provide:
    • Credit card information to pay the $5 application fee (VISA, MasterCard or American Express are accepted. Payments cannot be made through debit or prepaid credit cards)
    • Information about the individual about whom you are making the request, including name and date of birth.
  • If you are making a request on behalf of someone else, you must include authorization to release their information. The authorization must be signed and dated by the person authorizing the disclosure of his/her information.
Information about an individual who has been deceased for less than 20 years
  • Access to a valid email account
  • Electronic copies of any documents you wish to attach to your request (accepted formats are DOC, DOCX, PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PNG)
  • Proof of death documentation, such as a copy of an obituary notice, a death certificate, or a photo of a tombstone
  • Proof of your status as executor of the estate
Information about an individual who has been deceased for more than 20 years
  • Access to a valid email account
  • Electronic copies of any documents you wish to attach to your request (accepted formats are DOC, DOCX, PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PNG)
  • Proof of death documentation, such as a copy of an obituary notice, a death certificate, or a photo of a tombstone
  • Credit card information to pay the $5 application fee (VISA, MasterCard or American Express are accepted. Payments cannot be made through debit or prepaid credit cards)
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