The 2012 Vital Statistics Birth Registry is now available for use by researchers at the Atlantic Research Data Centre. The Birth Registry is an administrative survey that collects demographic information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all live births in Canada. Starting in 2012, births to mothers residing in Canada occurring in the United States are no longer collected. The data are used to calculate basic indicators (such as counts and rates) on births of residents of Canada. Information from this database is also used in the calculation of statistics, such as age-specific fertility rates.
For more information on The Vital Statistics–Birth Registry: www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=3231
For more information on the ARDC and application procedures: