Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) adopts Verified.Me to help bring Canadians a streamlined digital identity verification solution

by | May 26, 2021

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At SecureKey, our objective has always been to help Canadians  with digital identity verification while streamlining access to the services they need. While we work with the Canadian government in various capacities already, we’re thrilled that ESDC has adopted Verified.Me by SecureKey Technologies to offer Canadians a simple and convenient way to register for digital government services.

Verified.Me by SecureKey Technologies is a secure service that helps you confirm your identity by sharing personal information held by your financial institution,Many online services require Canadians to create a unique username and password, on top of sharing personal information to verify their identities in a process that can take days or even weeks. Verified.Me is the digital alternative to this often lengthy process, as it helps verify a user’s identity online by leveraging personal information they consent to share from a trusted connection, like a financial institution.

In an increasingly digital world, we recognize that Canadians want convenient, real-time access to digital government services with assurance their personal information will remain private and secure, and Verified.Me does just that.

Verified.Me has no access to your banking information or the credentials you use to log in to your financial institution.Canadians registering for a My Service Canada Account can now select Verified.Me to help verify their digital identity using the personal information they consent to share from one of the six major financial institutions in Canada – BMO, CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank or TD. Canadians who bank with one of these network participants can use Verified.Me to verify their identities in real-time, giving users greater control over when and how they share their information.

Built on the idea of putting Canadians in control of their own sensitive personal information, Verified.Me has no access to users’ banking information or the credentials used to log in to banks. This digital identity verification service works to give Canadians peace of mind when registering for online government services.

As with all technology, we are constantly working to expand services and look forward to onboarding other financial institutions to the digital identity verification network of participants in an effort to increase accessibility of Verified.Me to more Canadians.

To learn more about Verified.Me and how you can use it to register for your My Service Canada Account view our infographic.

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About Sarah Douglas

Sarah manages all of SecureKey’s marketing and communications efforts. She brings over 15 years of experience as an award-winner global marketer with a focus on technology.

Sarah played a critical role in bringing SecureKey’s blockchain-based Verified.Me service to market, leading all go-to-market activities for the ecosystem’s partnered financial institutions, service providers and strategic innovation partners.

Sarah has held senior marketing roles at leading technologies at Avaya, Certes Networks, Syndesis and Nakina. Sarah graduated as a Sheridan scholar from the Visual Arts and Marketing program and a holds leadership management certificate from Seneca and a Hootsuite Social Media certificate.

Sarah represents FINCA Canada as an oppHERtunity ambassador, sits on the DIACC Outreach Expert Committee and is a leadership team member of the Women in Identity organization.

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