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Government of Canada GCKey and Sign-In Partners

The federal government has mandated that all Government of Canada on-line services are to be delivered through the GCKey or Sign-In Partners, providing increased levels of privacy and security for users. My AAFC Account added this system to its on-line services. Sign-In Partners uses banking credentials from TD Bank Group, Scotia Bank, and BMO Financial Group.

A GCKey account or a Sign-In Partners login use unique electronic credentials (User ID/Password) that allows you to communicate securely with the Government of Canada.

In order to access My AAFC Account, every user must log in with a GCKey User ID/Password or Sign-In Partners login. For our existing clients, there are now two authentication options. Feel free to continue using your GCKey account. If you would like to switch and start using your bank account credentials instead (Sign-In Partners), please contact your Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada My AAFC Account contact person. The GCKey registration process involves the mail-out of an activation code, which can take approximately 10 days to receive.

  1. If you have already completed the initial My AAFC Account Setup:

    Please click My AAFC Account login using your GCKey or Sign-In Partners User ID/Password.

  2. If you have not completed the initial My AAFC Account Setup:

    Please click My AAFC Account login continue with a GCKey login method and select "Register".

Once you have successfully logged in, you will be redirected to the ESAS registration page. Complete the registration, accept the terms and conditions, and input a My AAFC Account Credential User ID/Password (supplied to you already or can be requested via email).

Once the initial My AAFC Account setup has been completed, you must use your GCKey or Sign-In Partners User ID/Password to log into My AAFC Account. Therefore, please keep this information somewhere securely accessible. The My AAFC Account team will not have access to your GCKey or Sign-In Partners credentials.

For more information about GCKey, please visit Government of Canada's GCKey. Note that you can use GCKey to access multiple Government of Canada online services.

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