About Indian Registration Administrators
Find out how Indian Registration Administrators help maintain the Indian Register, can help you apply for registration in the Indian Register and a status card.
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Indian Registration Administrators
Indian Registration Administrators (IRAs) are First Nation employees on reserves who do work related to registration administration on behalf of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). They are also designated as a trusted source for registration and status cards.
Their roles may vary from First Nation to First Nation. They are assigned specific responsibilities by the Registrar, and are able to:
- help First Nation members apply for registration and status cards
- maintain the accuracy of the Indian Register
- maintain membership lists
Funding is provided to First Nations and tribal councils to support the administration of ISC services and programs. Funding is based on the on- and off-reserve population of the First Nation and the number of transactions recorded annually.
How to update information in the Indian Register
An up-to-date and accurate Indian Register identifies who is eligible for certain services and programs.
Some IRAs can update a person's information in the Indian Register, when requested.
If you are an IRA, please use one of these forms to update the Indian Register:
- Indian Register Data Entry–Events, (PDF, 105 KB, 2 pages), to record an event, such as a marriage, a divorce or a death
- Indian Register Data Entry–Amendments, (PDF, 103 KB, 1 page), to amend an entry, following, for example, a band transfer or a name change, or to correct data, such as a date of birth or an address
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