Citizenship Application Package

Download, print, and complete applicable form if you are not using the online Métis citizenship application form.

The age for legal purposes and decision making as an adult  in Canada is 19 yrs. and older. Please be sure all applications for individuals 18yrs and younger are signed off by the parent/legal guardian.

Important Notice When Applying for Minor Aged Children - (Citizenship for Children/Youth in Care)

MCFD Staff & Extended Families in the position of guardianship of minor aged children in their care are requested to contact the MNBC Central Registry directly obtain an application package.

Jeanie Cardinal – Assistant Provincial Registrar
MNBC Central Registry
107 - 5668 192nd St
Surrey BC V3S 2V7
Toll free: 1-800-940-1150

Laurel Katernick – Director of Registry
MNBC Central Registry
107 - 5668 192nd St
Surrey BC V3S 2V7 
Toll free: 1-800-940-1150

Métis Nation Relationship Accord

In May of 2006, the Métis Nation British Columbia and the Province of British Columbia signed the Métis Nation Relationship Accord to signify a positive working relationship for the 69,475 (2011 Census) self-identified Métis in British Columbia.

Citizenship Application Step 2 (Online Application Supplement)

Download, print, and complete this form if you are using the online Métis citizenship application form and have lost your supplemental document download.

Métis Nation BC Citizenship Act was an initiative by Jeff Ward of Animikii early in 2003. Jeff saw the need for online Michif language instruction and built a basic web page based on the existing body of work done by Norman Fleury, Peter Bakker, Heather Souter, Pemmican Publications, and many, many other people. It wasn't until 2005 that he approached the Metis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) to partner and produce a website that would engage, educate and revive the Métis language.

Who Do I Contact For Help With My Application?

(Printable poster for office use.) MNBC has 36 chartered Métis communities in BC that have an important role in strong healthy governance and cultural awareness for Métis people.

Change of Address Form

Central Registry Change of Address Form. Please submit directly to:

MNBC Central Registry
Suite 107 – 5668 192nd St.
Surrey, BC
V3S 2V7

Métis Registration Guide

Information guide on how to apply for Métis Citizenship, frequently asked questions, and what to expect from the application process.

Registration Guide
What's In Your Wallet?

(Printable poster for office use.) Many Métis people in BC believe they are registered with Métis Nation BC because they have a "Métis Membership Card". But is that really what's in your wallet?

Citizenship Registry Operational Highlights
  • Over 17,500 provincially registered Métis Citizens with MNBC
  • Home of the official Métis Identification Registry in BC
  • Secure dedicated Citizenship database server
  • Regular secure data backup & data recovery system
  • Secure electronic & hard copy file storage
  • In-house secure Citizenship & Harvester card printing
  • Citizens receive special Citizenship Certificates personally signed by the MNBC President
  • ...and other Central Registry highlights
MNBC Citizens by Region, 2016

Bar graph of MNBC Citizens by Region, as of September 30 2016.

How Important Are Our Chartered Communities to the Métis Nation?

(Printable poster for office use.) Our Chartered Métis Communities have an important role in strong healthy governance and cultural awareness for Métis people in the province of BC at both grass roots and provincial levels.

The Métis (Publication)

A 4-page informational publication about the Métis people as released by the Métis National Council.