Provincial Government introduces pilot project which will allow any Canadian to act as a wedding commissioner for a day

Temporary marriage commissioners are appointed for one day to perform a civil (non-religious) marriage ceremony in Alberta


Guidelines of the new "Temporary Marriage Commissioner" include that you have to be 18+ and can't charge a fee to perform a marriage.

Under the former rules, the government needed written approval for anyone else to preside over a wedding if no other legally appoved officiant was available.

There is no cost to apply for a marriage commissioner but the process could take up to one week to complete.

The government will evaluate the pilot project in the spring to determine the next steps.

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