Death

What to do when someone dies in Alberta, including wills and estates, ordering death certificates and other documents.

Services and information

Eligible employees can take up to 3 days of unpaid leave upon a family member’s death.

Order death certificates and documents, register a death, or get a permit to exhume a body.

If no one else can, the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) manages estates if the beneficiary is a minor or represented adult.

Learn how fatality inquiries are used to determine the details of a death and how inquiries’ recommendations help prevent similar deaths.

How the Office works, death investigation process, body transportation and report a death.

Members of the public and health professionals must report an unexpected or unexplained death they witnessed, following these steps.

Information about wills, including how to make one and what happens if you die without a will.