You need a MyCIC account only if you are submitting an online application. CIC requires the use of an electronic credential to use your MyCIC account: GCKey or Sign-In Partner (SecureKey Concierge).
Step 1 – Register or log in using GCKey or Sign-In Partner (SecureKey Concierge)
The Government of Canada is now offering a choice of service providers that you can use when logging in to government online programs or services.
To access your MyCIC account you need to log in using one of two ways:
- Log in with a Sign-In Partner (SecureKey Concierge) – this option allows you to log in with a User ID and password that you may already have, such as for online banking.
Note: When choosing this option, you will be temporarily leaving the Citizenship and Immigration website. For additional information, please see Important Notices.
- Log in with GCKey – this option allows you to log in using a Government of Canada User ID and password.
Whether you choose to use Sign-In Partner (SecureKey Concierge) or GCKey, no personal information held by your financial institution will be provided to CIC during your login process. Similarly, CIC will not share with your financial institution any personal information about the government services you access.
For additional information about security and privacy, or for other general queries about credential services, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Step 2 – Register or log into MyCIC
Once you have logged in using GCKey or Sign-In Partner (SecureKey Concierge), you will need to register or log into MyCIC to apply online. Instructions will be given to you once you have logged in using GCKey or Sign-In Partner.
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