Check out this video for instructions on how to use our document uploader tool.
Here’s what we’ll need to process your pension application:
- Your birth certificate
- Your marriage certificate (if you’re married) or a Statutory Declaration of Common-law Relationship (if you have a common-law spouse)
- Your married or common-law spouse’s birth certificate
- Your separation agreement or divorce papers (if applicable)
- Your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Notice of Entitlement or Statement of Denial (if you’re receiving or have applied for a CPP disability pension)
You can request copies of your Ontario birth or marriage certificates through Service Ontario.
We'll also accept any of the following documents as proof of age:
- Driver's licence from any Canadian province or territory or the United States
- Canadian passport
- Canadian citizenship papers
- Secure Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
- Ontario photo card
- Baptismal certificate
- International passport showing your name, date of birth, photo and signature. It must be accompanied by a certified translation if it's in a language other than English or French.
If you wed outside of Ontario and can’t find your marriage certificate, we need an affidavit of your marital status. An affidavit is a written statement sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths or notary public, such as a lawyer.
If you have a common-law spouse, please complete a Statutory Declaration of Common-law Relationship.
When filling out this form make sure:
- All of the dates match, in particular your first date of cohabitation (in Part A and Part C)
- The form is notarized (in Part B)
If you divorced after 1984, we need a photocopy of either your divorce order or certificate of divorce. If you divorced before 1985, we need a copy of your decree absolute.
If you can't find your divorce papers, contact us.
This document is needed only if you’re receiving or have been approved for a disability pension from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Contact CPP directly to replace a missing notice or for more information.
We’ll accept documents in languages other than English and French if accompanied by a translation of the entire document.