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Unit 4: Family Law

CHAPTER 13: MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND FAMILY MEDIATION

E-ACTIVITY: FORMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE IN YOUR PROVINCE OR TERRITORY (p. 391)

Activity: Create a Pamphlet about the Formal Requirements for Marriage

Each province or territory in Canada has jurisdiction over formalities of marriage. How much is a marriage licence in your province or territory? Who can issue the licence? What is involved in registering a marriage?

To answer these questions, create a pamphlet for couples.

  1. Look for information about the formal requirements for marriage in your province or territory. To do so, you might visit Web sites for the following jurisdictions:
  2. Create a pamphlet in which you answer each of the following questions for area residents wanting to get married.

    • What is the name of the marriage legislation in your province or territory?

    • Who may issue a marriage licence in your province or territory?

    • What is the cost of a marriage licence in your province or territory?

    • For how long is the marriage licence valid?

    • Who may apply for a marriage licence?

    • What type of identification should I bring to get a licence?

    • Who can perform the marriage ceremony in your province or territory?

    • What is involved in registering the marriage?

    Where possible, download a pdf. file sample of a marriage licence application form to include in your pamphlet.

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