Parents may now register their newborn’s birth and apply for their child’s social insurance number and canada child benefits on one form. The new service, a partnership of the province of nova scotia, service canada and the canada revenue agency, was announced aug. 5. “i am proud that nova scotia is the first province to introduce this service,” said ramonajennex, minister of service nova scotia and municipal relations. “it is always good when we can make life easier for parents who already have to deal with a lot of things that come with having a new baby in the family.” parents will simply need to sign the release of information section on the new registration of live birth form, giving consent for service nova scotia and municipal relations to send the birth information to service canada and canada revenue. Each federal organization will process respective applications. Easy access to social insurance numbers for newborns makes it simpler for parents to open a registered education savings plan and apply for benefits, such as the canada education savings grant and canada learning bond. Applying early for canada child benefits ensures parents receive the credit and benefit payments to which they are entitled. Applications for social insurance numbers and canada child benefits can still be made directly to the federal departments.