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Have you checked the 1940 National Registration Yet?
Posted 14 May 2013
By Rick Roberts
As Canada entered the second year of the Second World War it was decided that a national registration of all male and female residents of Canada that were 16 years of age and older was needed. Excepted from the registration were those already serving in the armed forces, institutionalized persons and those serving an official role in a religious order.
Researchers can request a search of the records for specific people from Statistics Canada, the agency that holds the records now (2013).
The detailed information included in the 1940 National Registration is of great value to family history researchers. Here is a list of questions that were asked of registrants:
For more details about the 1940 National Registration for Canada, and for the current address to write to for records see the Collections Canada website.
- Date of Registration
- Electoral District
- Polling Division
1. Surname, Given Names
The 1940 National Registration form is signed at the bottom by the registered person and the person taking the information.
2. Permanent postal address (if away from usual residence when filling in card, give name of usual residence)
- Street and number
- Rural Route and post office
- Town or City
3. Age last birthday. Date of Birth: year, month, day
4. Conjugal conditions: Single Married Widowed Divorced
5. Of what dependants (if any) are you the sole support:
(a) father (b) mother (c) wife (d) number of children under 16 (e) number of other dependents (f) do you contribute partial support
to any one
6. Country of birth of
(a) yourself, place
(b) your father, place
(c) your mother, place
7. Nationality or country of allegiance:
(a) British subject by birth?
(b)British subject by naturalization?
(c) foreign citizen?
(d) if naturalized, in what year?
(e) in what place?
(f) if not British subject, to what country do you owe allegiance?
(g) if an immigrant, in what year did you enter Canada?
8. Racial origin
9. Language or languages:
(a) do you speak English?
(c) what other language do you speak, read and write?
(a) Primary only
(b) primary and secondary
training (Business College, Technical High School)
(d) College or
11. Is your general health (a) good? (b) fair? (c) bad?
12. If blind, deaf, dumb, crippled or otherwise physically disabled, state nature of disability
If permanently disabled, are you in receipt of a pension? In respect
of War Service? Workmen's Compensation? Old age or Blind?
13. Class of occupation:
(a) Are you an employer of labour other than
domestic? If so, state business
(b) Are you working on own account,
but not employing labour? If so, state business
(c) Are you an
(1) working at usual occupation (2) working at other
than usual occupation (3) Unemployed (4) Not working because
pensioner, dependent, retired, independent means (specify)
14. Occupation or Craft:
Years of experience in
(b) What is your regular occupation?
(c) What other work can you do well?
(d)If an employee, who is your present employer? Name
address Nature of business where employed? (state precisely)
(e)If experienced in a skilled industrial occupation or profession,
describe specifically the type or types of work in which you are
specially equipped by training or experience
(a) How many weeks did you work in the past 12 months?
(b) If out of work now, state number of weeks since last employed in
any occupation other than work performed in return for direct relief
(c)Are you totally incapacitated for employment?
(a1)Were you brought up on a farm?
(a2) Until what age?
you worked on a farm?
(b2) How long
(b3) In what province or country
(c1)Can you handle horses?
(c2)Drive a tractor?
(c3) Use farm
(c4)Can you milk?
(c5) Are you able to do other farm work?
17. Is there any particular occupation in which you would like to be
18. Defence Services:
(1) Have you previously served in any Naval, Military
or Air Forces? If so, state
(a) Forces of what country(2) If retired or discharged, give reasons
(b) Approximate dates between which services performed
(d) Rank held
(3) Have you been rejected for military service in the
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