The Alberta Registry provides licensing, information and registration services including:
- Personal Identification
- Motor vehicle registration
- Driver licensing and testing
- Land title searches
- Personal property (lien) searches and registrations
- Marriage license, birth certificates, legal name changes
- Corporate registry
The Jasper Registry is located in the Servus Credit Union building:
> Location: 308 Connaught Drive
> Phone: 780-852-5994
Alberta Driver's License and Identification Cards
For information on how to renew, obtain or transfer an international Driver’s License, visit this Government of Alberta webpage.
A Drivers’ License is the most commonly used piece of ID for Albertans. If you do not have a driver’s license, see about getting an Alberta ID Card. You can get an Alberta ID Card through your local Registries office.
In Alberta your vehicle must have insurance and be registered to be on the road.
Here is a link to more information on vehicle registration and documentation.
Social Insurance Number
Your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a unique nine-digit number assigned to you by the Government of Canada.
You must have a SIN number to work in Canada. You can also use a SIN number to access government programs and benefits.
All newcomers to Canada should apply for a SIN. Visit the Service Canada website for more information on what the SIN number is and how to apply online or in person.
- 1-800-206-7218 (select option 3)
- Online applications and information
- In-person appointments are held in Jasper every second Thursday at the Library & Culture Centre, downstairs in the Rotary Room (500 Robson Street). Appointments times are between 10:30 am - 12 pm & 1-3 pm.
- Check the Jasper Scheduled Outreach page for more information and a list of services they can help with.
Opening a bank account
You have the right to open a bank account at a bank or a federally regulated credit union. You must provide proper identification.
You can open an account even if you:
- don't have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) yet
- don't have a job
- do not have money to put in the account right away
- have filed bankrupt
To open a new account, you usually have to:
- go in person to a financial institution
- provide an acceptable form of identification such as your passport, or Canadian government ID
Contact the bank of your choice to find out if there are other ways to open an account.
Opening a bank account if you’re not a Canadian citizen:
Contact the specific bank for more information if you're not a Canadian citizen.
Most banks will allow you to open an account using your passport and a work permit as identification.
The Canadian Bankers Association has a lot of good information on banking for newcomers to Canada.
Banks in Jasper
CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
- Phone: 780-852-3391
- Location: 416 Connaught Drive Jasper, AB
TD (Toronto Dominion)
- Phone: 780-852-6270
- Location: 606 Patricia St. Jasper, AB
Servus Credit Union
- Phone: 780-852-1175
- Location: 308 Connaught Dr. Jasper, AB
ATB (Alberta Treasury Branch)
- Phone: 780-852-1810
- Location: 404 Patricia St. Jasper, AB
Other banks or federally regulated credit unions are available online.
En Español: This video provides detailed steps on how to open a bank account in Canada, the different types of accounts that are available, the benefits, the fees, and the security measures.
Below are tools and resources for understanding and managing your finances:
Financial literacy for adults: Further your understanding about budgeting, banking choices, credit reporting, loans and mortgages, financial goal setting, retirement planning, money transfers, insurance.
Budget Spreadsheet: A free downloadable budget planner compatible with most computer and smart phone software.
Financial Tools & Calculators: Tools to help you choose, budget and make plans around financial goals, bank account comparison, credit card options & repayment plans, mortgage rates and eligibility, retirement income planning and vehicle lease versus buying.
Canadian financial literacy database: A guided search database to find financial resources and information.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (Year-Round)
Contact: Community Outreach Services (COS): 780-852-2100
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) recruits and trains volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for people with a simple tax situation.
Get free, confidential help with filing and understanding your Canadian tax return and supporting documents.
Resources from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about taxes and benefits:
- Learn about your taxes is an online learning tool to help you learn about taxes and empower you to do your taxes on your own.
- Newcomers to Canada (immigrants and returning residents)
- Tax-related benefits, credits, deductions and support. Find information on tax-related benefits, credits, deductions, and support.
- Free tax clinics. Information about the Income tax assistance – Volunteer Program, including how to get your taxes done at a free tax clinic and where to find a free tax clinic.
More tax and benefit resources
- Common tax terms is a list of terms with a definition. It is not super plain language (there are a lot of acronyms not explained) but a helpful tool.
- Employers’ Guide: Filing the T4 slip and Summary
- Canada child benefit (CCB)
- GST/HST credit - Overview
- GST/HST Credit and Climate Action Incentive Payment Application for individuals who become residents of Canada
- Benefits Finder | Find government benefits and services
- Child and family benefits calculator
- My Account for Individuals