Life Events

Marriage licences and Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Couples wishing to be married in Ontario must apply for a marriage licence. The licence is valid anywhere in Ontario.

The City of Guelph offers Civil Marriage Ceremonies that are performed by a Marriage Officiant. The ceremonies take place on Thursday and Friday afternoons between 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 Carden St., Guelph.

Learn more about marriages


Death registration / certificates
  • How to Register a Death
  • How to Obtain a Death Certificate


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Birth Registrations / Certificates

Parents of children born in Guelph must register their child’s birth with the Office of the Registrar General.  Registration can be made either online or by mail.

Applications for Birth Certificates may also be made online or by mail.

Birth registrations and certificates


Immigrating to Guelph

Approximately 700 immigrants settle in our community each year, and newcomers are essential to our continued social, economic and cultural well-being.

Several local organizations, agencies and community partners are working together to make our community an inclusive, appealing and welcoming place that attracts and retains newcomers who bring skills, experience and investment.

Resources for immigrants, new residents