Government of New Brunswick

Overview

The Bundled Birth Service provides an easy and efficient way for a parent to access government services related to the birth of their child.

Eligibility

Every child born in New Brunswick.

Description

The Bundled Birth Service provides an easy and efficient way for a parent to access government services related to the birth of their child. When you complete the birth registration form given to you during your hospital stay, you can also apply for the following services:

- The baby's Social Insurance Number (SIN) with Service Canada; and
- Canada Child Benefits (CCB) with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Completing Birth Registration Form (mandatory)

Every birth in New Brunswick must be registered within 14 days. A birth certificate cannot be issued until your baby's birth has been registered. When you complete the birth registration form, you can also apply for any of the following services, in one, easy to use application.

Applying for Your Baby's Social Insurance Number (optional): It is never too early to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for your baby. The SIN is a nine-digit number that is needed to work in Canada or to access government programs and benefits. With a SIN, you can start saving for your baby's education through such programs as the Canada Learning Bond, Registered Education Savings Plan, or the Canada Education Savings Grant.

If you choose not to apply for the SIN during the birth registration process, you must apply directly through Service Canada. Your birth certificate and your baby's birth certificate may be required.

Applying for Your Baby's Canada Child Benefit (optional): The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. To qualify for Canada Child Benefits (CCB), you must be the biological mother of the baby and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of your child. If you consent to apply for CCB, the necessary information will be sent electronically over a secure communication network to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) which will determine your eligibility for the CCB, the GST/HST credit (for your baby), and any related provincial/territorial programs administered by the Canada Revenue Agency.

If you choose not to access the Bundled Birth Service during the birth registration process, you will need to apply for the Canada Child Benefit separately through the Canada Revenue Agency. A copy of your baby's birth certificate and other documents may be required.

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