When it’s time to renew your driver’s licence, combine it with the BC Services Card. It's convenient, easy and it's one less card in your wallet.
The CareCard has not been updated since 1989. Since then, there have been advances in card technology that provide better security features, including a photo on most cards. Get secure access to health care services by replacing your CareCard with a BC Services Card.
Proving your identity is required for many day-to-day activities like completing an application, cashing a cheque or renting a hotel room. B.C. residents should have government-issued ID and know how to keep their personal identity safe.
It's best to present government-issued ID to businesses and service providers that are required to check ID. This will make it easier for you to access services and privileges that require identification.
ID in B.C. is getting an upgrade. The new BC Services Card will provide secure access to provincial government services. New cards are now being issued with the goal of eventually replacing all existing CareCards.
Birth certificates are a foundation identity document for British Columbians and we should all be vigilant about protecting ourselves against identity fraud and identity theft. British Columbians should ensure that birth certificates are kept in a safe location at all times and they should not carry their birth certificate in a wallet or purse for use as general identification.