Find the right ATIP request form

Select the response that best describes the information you are looking for.

You are looking for?
  • Proof of service
  • Medical file
  • Genealogy pack (copies of selected documents that highlight or summarize the individual’s service; available only for records after 1919)
  • Complete file (file may contain multiple copies of administrative documents, medical and dental records and performance evaluation reports)
  • Proof of employment
  • Personal Record Identifier information
  • Employment history
  • Government of Canada archival records in LAC’s holdings
  • LAC’s own operational records

You are looking for:

You do not need to make an ATIP request as these files are online.

If you are looking for:

You are looking for:

Library and Archives Canada does not hold your service file.

Make your request through the Department of National Defence.


You should create a request under the Privacy Act

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.

What to prepare before submitting your Privacy request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should create a request under the Privacy Act

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.

What to prepare before submitting your Privacy request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

Proof of consent
To prove that the person you are researching agrees to share their information with you, you will need one of the following documents:

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

Proof of death
If the person is deceased, you may need to submit the following:
  • Death certificate, photograph of a gravestone, etc.

Proof of relationship
These are documents that prove how you are related to the person you are researching.
Examples include:
  • Obituary with your name listed with relationship, marriage certificate, baptismal certificate, etc.

Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

Proof of death
If the person is deceased, you may need to submit the following:
  • Death certificate, photograph of a gravestone, etc.

Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

Library and Archives Canada does not hold your service file.

Make your request throught the Department of National Defence.



The person whose records you are requesting:

Library and Archives Canada does not hold your service file.

Please contact the Human Resources unit of the department where this person was last employed.

Library and Archives Canada does not hold your service file.

Library and Archives Canada does not hold this service file

We keep files for 80 years after a person's birth date, then the files are destroyed. However, some files have been kept due to recent litigation hold. If you think that’s the case, you are welcome to make a request under the Privacy Act.



If you choose to apply, click here to learn more.
You are looking for:

You should create a request under the Privacy Act

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.

What to prepare before submitting your Privacy request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should create a request under the Privacy Act

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.

What to prepare before submitting your Privacy request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

Proof of consent
To prove that the person you are researching agrees to share their information with you, you will need one of the following documents:

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

Proof of death
If the person is deceased, you may need to submit the following:
  • Death certificate, photograph of a gravestone, etc.

Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You are looking for:

You should make a request for personal information under section 8(2)(k) of the Privacy Act.

What to prepare before submitting your request

Band council resolution (BCR)

Attach a Band Council Resolution or a letter authorizing you to access and conduct research on files pertaining to First Nations, Inuit or Métis for the purpose of researching or validating the claims, disputes or grievances.

The BCR or the letter must include:
  • the name of the researcher or of the research firm;
  • the name of the reserve, the band and the province or territory;
  • the specific nature of the research relating to the claim; and
  • the signatures of the Chief and Council (in a quorum).

If a research firm is named in the BCR or letter, also attach proof that you are associated with that firm.


Request Form

Fill out the Request for Personal Information under 8(2)(k) form

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


Accessing restricted government records - Library and Archives Canada (bac-lac.gc.ca)

You must get permission from each department whose records you need to see.
See Accessing restricted government records.

Is this person still living?

You should create a request under the Privacy Act

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.

What to prepare before submitting your Privacy request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

References
In order to ensure the efficient processing of requests for historical records, please provide the title and archival references for the records you are looking for (unless none are available). This includes a reference, file or item identification number. You may use the Collection Search tool or contact LAC's Reference Services for help. The format for references can be found here.

Some examples include:

  • Reference: R1185-15-3-E, RG37-B, Volume number: 189
  • Item ID number: 5016475
  • RG25-A-3-b, Volume number: 5974, File number: 50239-40, File part: 1
  • RG13-A-2, Volume number: 2210, File number: 1925-702

Please note that not including reference or identification numbers will delay the registration and processing of your request.


Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       
Do you have this person's consent or power of attorney to obtain this information?

You should create a request under the Privacy Act

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.

What to prepare before submitting your Privacy request

Proof of identity

To prove who you are, we require two documents that show the following:

  • Picture
  • Name
  • In French or English (except if accompanied by an official translation)
  • Issued by a federal, provincial, territorial or state government authority, or the equivalent abroad
  • Valid (not expired)

Examples

  • Passports
  • Driver's licences or enhanced driver’s licences
  • Canadian Military Identification Card

Note: We do not accept health cards.

If you are unable to provide two pieces of identification that fit the above criteria, we can accept a secondary document that shows your name and address.

Secondary document examples

  • Utility bill (landline, cellphone, gas, hydro, water, etc.)
    • Photo of a paper copy or an electronic copy are acceptable
  • Letter from residence or home stating named person lives there (with letterhead)

Proof of consent
To prove that the person you are researching agrees to share their information with you, you will need one of the following documents:

References
In order to ensure the efficient processing of requests for historical records, please provide the title and archival references for the records you are looking for (unless none are available). This includes a reference, file or item identification number. You may use the Collection Search tool or contact LAC's Reference Services for help. The format for references can be found here.

Some examples include:

  • Reference: R1185-15-3-E, RG37-B, Volume number: 189
  • Item ID number: 5016475
  • RG25-A-3-b, Volume number: 5974, File number: 50239-40, File part: 1
  • RG13-A-2, Volume number: 2210, File number: 1925-702

Please note that not including reference or identification numbers will delay the registration and processing of your request.


If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

References
In order to ensure the efficient processing of requests for historical records, please provide the title and archival references for the records you are looking for (unless none are available). This includes a reference, file or item identification number. You may use the Collection Search tool or contact LAC's Reference Services for help. The format for references can be found here.

Some examples include:

  • Reference: R1185-15-3-E, RG37-B, Volume number: 189
  • Item ID number: 5016475
  • RG25-A-3-b, Volume number: 5974, File number: 50239-40, File part: 1
  • RG13-A-2, Volume number: 2210, File number: 1925-702

Please note that not including reference or identification numbers will delay the registration and processing of your request.


Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

References
In order to ensure the efficient processing of requests for historical records, please provide the title and archival references for the records you are looking for (unless none are available). This includes a reference, file or item identification number. You may use the Collection Search tool or contact LAC's Reference Services for help. The format for references can be found here.

Some examples include:

  • Reference: R1185-15-3-E, RG37-B, Volume number: 189
  • Item ID number: 5016475
  • RG25-A-3-b, Volume number: 5974, File number: 50239-40, File part: 1
  • RG13-A-2, Volume number: 2210, File number: 1925-702

Please note that not including reference or identification numbers will delay the registration and processing of your request.


Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

You should use the Access to Information Act form

You can submit your request through Treasury Board’s Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.
For a single request, you can proceed as a guest.


Before you begin
  • The information you are looking for may have already been requested. Search through completed Access to Information requests before submitting your own request. If the information you are looking for is available, you can request a copy for free.
  • Search through our collection to view and download archival material that is already available to the public.

What to prepare before submitting your Access to Information request

Proof of death
If the person is deceased, you may need to submit the following:
  • Death certificate, photograph of a gravestone, etc.

References
In order to ensure the efficient processing of requests for historical records, please provide the title and archival references for the records you are looking for (unless none are available). This includes a reference, file or item identification number. You may use the Collection Search tool or contact LAC's Reference Services for help. The format for references can be found here.

Some examples include:

  • Reference: R1185-15-3-E, RG37-B, Volume number: 189
  • Item ID number: 5016475
  • RG25-A-3-b, Volume number: 5974, File number: 50239-40, File part: 1
  • RG13-A-2, Volume number: 2210, File number: 1925-702

Please note that not including reference or identification numbers will delay the registration and processing of your request.


Fees
A $5 application fee is required for a formal Access to Information request. It is payable through the Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service.

If you are unable to submit a request online, you can complete an Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) and submit your request by email or regular mail:

Email
daiprp-atipd@bac-lac.gc.ca

Mail
Library and Archives Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Branch
550 de la Cité boulevard
Gatineau (Quebec) J8T 0A7
Canada


       

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