National registration comes to Canada

According to the 1940 legislation, everyone over the age of 16 was compelled to register with the federal government, giving their personal information and employment history, to provide an inventory of the available skills that might be mobilized for the war effort.

Canada, Chief Registrar, National Registration Regulations, 1940: Instructions for the Use of Deputy Registrars and Voluntary Assistant Deputy Registrars (Ottawa, 1940); National Registration Regulations, 1940 (Ottawa, 1940)

Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
booklets, 16 pages, 16.4cm x 24.6cm