We used All Seasons Weddings to find our officiant. It's a company with registered officiants that matches you up (or you can pick) and they even guarantee that if something happens to them that day, they will send a replacement. They have been great to deal with - I just checked and they have a few officiants in Parry Sound!
My FH and I asked our home group leader, who is one of the pastors at our new church, if he would be our officiant. We were happy to find out that he was available on our date, and he is thrilled that we asked him to marry us.
We found AEIC Weddings Inc through Wedding Wire and booked our officiant through them. We met our officiant a few times via Skype and she attended the wedding to make it all legal as we had a friend perform the actual ceremony.
I got lucky! My moms best friends sister and her husband are officiants and will be gifting me this service. BUT when I was doing my research online for wedding licenses, the website had am official list of actual licensed officiants. All of them in Ontario. You could use that to find one in your area or to at least confirm who you end up booking is legit
We booked with Enduring Promises (in Ontario) and they have a number of officiant. They also have an online portal where you build your own ceremony. There's prompts and suggested text, etc., but it's completely customizable to you and your FH, and it gives the opportunity for your officiant to provide feedback/suggestions.
My fiance's friend is going to get his officiant license (he was once able to perform weddings, he's going to 'renew' it for us). I thought it was the perfect choice, because he was going to be invited to the wedding anyways (not one of the groomsmen), and he will know us, and have a personal touch of being able to talk about our relationship.
If you have a friend or family member who isn't currently a key player in the wedding, they could perform the ceremony.
I don't know if Ontario has this option, but you can look up government appointed officiants on the BC Government website, and it's a flat fee of $75.
I'm still looking. The delay is because I haven't finalized the reception and ceremony sites. Otherwise have two ojibway elders in mind. One is a friend, the other I saw online and got recommendations for.
There is a section under the Vendors- Wedding officiants it might help you find some in your area. My friend found hers from asking on the wedding local sites and met with a few and found one they clicked with.
I asked for recommendations as well as lots of online searches. First I found a few that seemed to be good, in my price range. Then I looked at their testimonials, website, Facebook page and read tons of reviews. Then when I finally settled on the one I wanted I emailed her and had a meeting. Some people meet with more than one but we knew right away she was the perfect one to do our wedding! Just lots of research, check out what they have in your area on here too!