Métis Nation of Ontario
500 Old St. Patric St, Unit3
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9G4

Tel.: 613-798-1488
Toll Free: 800-263-4889
Fax: 613-722-4225

National Registration

Previous Page
Next Page

There was compulsory registration for all persons age sixteen and older from 1939 – 1946. The exceptions were active members of the armed forces, cloistered nuns and inmates of prisons, penitentiaries and asylums. All respondents were issued with an identification card. Those living on reserves had to have a card in order to leave. The questions on the registration forms included: name, address, age, date of birth, place of birth of the applicant and their parents, marital status, number and relationship of dependents, racial origin, languages spoken,ducation, general health, occupation, and work experience. Not all questions were always answered. The questions and samples of the questionnaires for men and for women are found at Canadian Genealogy Centre.

Statistics Canada, Census Pension Searches Unit
150 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0T6
Tel.: 613-951-9483    Fax: 613-951-4574

Further Reading

  • Douglas, Althea. “World War II and National Registration – 1940.” Here be Dragons, too! More navigational hazards for the Canadian family researcher.
    Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 2000, page 71-72.
Previous Page
Next Page