Register for an IRCC secure account

As of November 8, 2019, you can’t use CHOICE Rewards MasterCard to sign in. Find out what to do to regain access to your application if your Sign-In Partner was removed.

To access our immigration and citizenship online services, you need to create a secure account.

Your account lets you start an application, submit and pay for your application, get messages related to your application, check the status of your application and update your information.

How to register for an account

There are 2 ways you can register

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Register with GCKey

A GCKey lets you securely access the Government of Canada’s online services.

It includes a username and password that you choose. You must also create security questions. These steps keep your data secure and let you recover your account.

To register with GCKey

  1. Click Register with a GCKey below.
  2. Click Sign Up.
  3. Read the Terms and Conditions of Use and click I Accept.
  4. Create a username. Click Continue.
  5. Create a password. Click Continue.
  6. Create your security questions and responses. Click Continue.
  7. Click Continue to get to the Sign Up Complete page.
  8. Read the Terms and Conditions. Click I Accept.
  9. Enter your information and follow the steps to create your account.
Register with GCKey

Register with a Sign-In Partner

This is a secure way for you to sign in to your online account using information you already have.

Sign-In Partners are groups such as banks and credit unions that partner with SecureKey Technologies (a company that provides online identity services). If you’re a customer of a bank or credit union, you can use the same sign-in that you use to access their services to access Government of Canada services.

To register with a Sign-in Partner

  1. Click Register with a Partner Sign-In below.
  2. Choose your financial institution.
    1. If you don’t see your financial institution listed, you need to register with GCKey.
  3. Enter your banking sign-in information and click Continue.
  4. Read the Terms and Conditions of Use and click I Accept.
  5. Enter your information and follow the steps to create your account.
Register with a Sign-In Partner

If you’re not sure which way to register, find out more about GCKey and Sign-In Partner.

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