When a person dies, the family can apply for a death certificate. Death certificates are used:
- as legal proof of death
- to settle an estate
- by family members to get benefits like pensions and insurance
You can apply for a death certificate if you are:
- A member of the immediate family or next of kin
- A person who requires the certificate for use in a court of law, for settlement of an estate, or for disinterment purposes
- An officer of the Crown, for official purposes
- A government department approved by the Registrar General, when required for legal or other legitimate purposes
Get a Death Certificate
The Department of Health can provide death certificates dating back to the creation of Nunavut on April 1st, 1999.
To get a death certificate, fill out the Application for Certificate form. Make sure that all of your information is correct.
The fee for all death certificates is $10.00 per certificate and can be paid by cheque or money order made payable to the Government of Nunavut.
Mail completed forms to the following address:
Nunavut Vital Statistics
Department of Health
Rankin Inlet, NU
Phone: (867) 645-8001
Fax: (867) 645-8092
Toll Free: (800) 661-0833