Life events

Getting married in Guelph

A marriage licence from the City of Guelph is valid for 90 days and can be used anywhere in Ontario.

Book a civil marriage ceremony at City Hall or at a different location.

Marriage licences and ceremonies

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 and new residents

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

Death registration / certificates

Register a death or obtain a death certificate