What's the process for getting a court order in Canada for a deceased relatives birth certificate?

There is no will or executor of the will and the birth certificate is for genealogy purposes.

  • This varies by province, for example in BC, you can call 888-876-1633 (the BC Vital Statistics Agency) and they will help guide you through the process. What province are you asking about?
    – Ron Beyer
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 19:35
  • Saskatchewan and BC. I called Saskatchewan vita stats and they said I need a court order as there is no executor of the will. No idea how to get a court order. Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 21:32
  • My strong instinct is that this is a case of miscommunication. Normally an executor of a will would not be required to get a birth certificate.
    – ohwilleke
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 23:35
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    They said if the birth was more than 100 years ago then I can get the birth certificate no problem anyone can but because it wasn't then only the executor of the will can and since there is no will in my case I need a court order. Commented Jan 19, 2019 at 0:27


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