To start the process, we need proof of death and proof of authority of the person or persons who will act as the estate representative(s).
1. Proof of death
All provinces except Quebec
Provide an original or notarized copy of one of the following:
a. Provincially issued death certificate
b. Funeral home or director’s statement of death
c. Physician’s statement of death
d. Declaratory judgment of death by the court
Provide an original or certified copy, issued by a notary or a court clerk as applicable, of one of the following:
a. Act of death issued by the government of Quebec
b. Death certificate issued by the government of Quebec
c. Declaratory judgment of death by the court
d. Funeral home or director’s statement of death
2. Probate or proof of authority of the estate representative
After we review your documents, we’ll let you know what to do next.