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:

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:

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