Video — Create an account in the system


Transcript of the video Create an account in the system

Duration of the video: 00:05:11

Welcome to the Canadian Heritage Online System tutorial.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an account in the system.

In your browser, search for “Canadian Heritage” and open the Department’s web page.

Scroll down to the “Services and information” section and click on “Funding” to view the list of programs available at Canadian Heritage.

For the purposes of this tutorial, click on “Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage” to access the program’s page.

Click on the link under “Local Festivals” to access the online forms.

On this page, you will find a description of the component, its application guidelines (including information regarding eligibility and deadlines), related forms and the contact information of Canadian Heritage’s support team.

Do not hesitate to contact the support team should you need assistance registering or filling out your application.

When submitting an application, always make sure to respect the deadlines; otherwise, it won’t be processed.

The program’s or component’s page is also where, under the “How to apply online” section, you will find the “Apply” button, which will take you to the “Access My Canadian Heritage Account” page.

To access the Canadian Heritage Online System, you first need to register.

To do so, you have two options: use a sign-in partner or a GCKey.

The first one allows you to log in using a username and a password that you have already created for other online services, such as online banking.

To view the list of available partners, click on the link above the second blue button.

The second option lets you log in using a Government of Canada username and password. A GCKey enables you to securely use a variety of online government programs and services.

It also serves as a unique identifier for you and for any organization communication or document sent electronically to Canadian Heritage.

Please note that Public Services and Procurement Canada manages this service. Let us create a GCKey.

In the future, when you go to login and type in your credentials, you will immediately be redirected to the Online System.

Click on “GCKey Login” and then select your preferred language (in the present case, English).

Once on the GCKey login page, if you already have a GCKey account, enter your username and password and click on “Sign In.”

If you are a new user, click on “Sign Up.”

First, you must read the Terms and Conditions of Use and click on “I accept.”

The next step is to create your username.

Refer to the checklist for the requirements; it will indicate to you if these have been fulfilled.

Once you have entered your username, click on “Continue.”

Next, you must create your password.

Once again, refer to the checklist to make sure you meet the requirements.

Enter your password in both boxes and click on “Continue.”

The next step will allow you to recover your password should you forget it.

Start by selecting a recovery question from the drop-down list.

Then, answer all of the questions and click on “Continue.”

The registration of your GCKey is now completed.

Don’t forget to write down your login information so you can access the system in the future.

Once you have Clicked on “Continue”, you will either be taken to the Canadian Heritage Online System or be redirected immediately to the terms of use as demonstrated here. If you are taken to the Canadian Heritage Online System, you can access the tax credit programs and the grants and contributions programs. Most programs are part of that second group, including the “Building Communities through Arts and Heritage” program we selected earlier. You would then click on “Grants and Contributions Programs”. If you were redirected to the terms of use, you would then need to read and click on “I agree” This is the only time you will have to go through this step.

You will now be redirected to the Canadian Heritage Online System access page.

If you already have an account, click on “Access an Existing Account.”

If you are a new user, click on “Register.”

You will then have to enter your first name, last name and a valid email address.

This email address will be used by the Department to communicate with you regarding your online application.

Confirm your email address and click on “Register.”

A PIN will be emailed to you.

Once you have received it, enter it on this last page and click on “Link Account.” You are now connected to the Online System.

The video ends with the Canada wordmark.

Consult this tutorial that shows you how to access multiple Government of Canada online Services.

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