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Access Grants and Contributions Online Services

The Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) portal allows you to apply online for Employment and Social Development Canada grants and contributions (Gs&Cs). GCOS also allows Gs&Cs recipients to manage their active projects in a secure environment.

Visit Register for Grants and Contributions Online Services for additional information on GCOS and the steps to register.

Sign in

If you already have a GCOS account, choose an option to sign in:

Forgot your sign in information?
  • If you forgot your GCKey sign-in information: Select “Sign in with GCKey” and follow the instructions to recover your GCKey information on the Welcome to GCKey page
  • If you forgot your online banking sign-in information: You must recover your sign-in information with your bank before you can sign in to GCOS
  • If you have new GCKey or bank sign in information: You will need to recover access to your GCOS account:
    1. Select “Sign in with GCKey” or “Sign in with your bank” above
    2. You will be directed to the GCKey or your bank’s sign in page. Follow the instructions to sign in. Once signed in you will be directed back to the GCOS page
    3. Read and agree to the GCOS Notice to applicants and Terms of use
    4. You will be directed to a page that offers the option to recover access to an existing GCOS account (option 2)
    5. Provide your User Reference Number
    6. If you forgot your User Reference Number (URN)

      Select the “Forgot my User Reference Number?” link. Enter the email address associated to your account and answer your security questions. You will receive your URN by email.

    7. Answer your security questions
    8. Confirm your new username and password
    9. You will be directed to your GCOS account


If you are a new user and don't have a GCOS account, choose an option to register:

  • Register with GCKey

    GCKey is a unique electronic credential issued by the Government of Canada. It lets you securely access GCOS and multiple other Government online services.

    What is GCKey

    Do you have a GCKey already?

    • Yes, I want to sign in to GCOS using my existing GCKey
    • No, I want to sign up
  • Register with your bank

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To contact us, visit the Employer Contact Centre page.

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