Use to Access Services Online
Use your BC Services Card for a secure way to prove who you are when you log in to government services. It makes it safe, quick and easy.
Set up once to access many government services. To set up, you must do a one-time security check to verify your identity.
- This proves it's your BC Services Card and helps prevent identity theft
- You do not need to go in person if you use a mobile card — you can verify your identity by video
Your Information & Privacy Is Protected
While you may use the one card to access different services, your privacy is always protected.
You can see the information that will be shared
When you log in with your BC Services Card, the only information that may be shared with the government service is:
- Some of the information displayed on your card — like your name, birthdate, address
- A unique number used to identify you
- Your email address in your BC Services Card Account
Only the information a government service needs is shared with them, and no more. For example, sometimes your birthdate is kept private and only that you’re over 19 years old is shared.
You can see exactly what information will be shared when you're logging in. You can choose if you want to share it or not.
Read more about BC Services Card privacy
What you do after you log in is not recorded
The BC Services Card Program never records information about what you do after you've logged in to a government service.
- After you log in to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the CRA may save your tax related information
- The BC Services Card Program can't see that tax information
The BC Services Card Program can't see the information a government service saves about you.
Which services you log in to is never shared
When you log in to a government service, it records
- The date and time you log in
- What service you logged in to (the name of the service is only stored for 30 days)
This information is only used for security purposes and is never shared with other government services.
- The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) can't see what other services you log in to
- Police officers can't see which government services you've accessed online
You can see the services you've logged in to in to your BC Service Card Account.
Use Your Card at Work
When you use your card at work, your privacy is protected. In addition to all the privacy protection listed above, you should also know that when you log in
- It only proves who you are
- It does not prove that you work for a specific business
- The BC Services Card Program does not know which business you work for — and never records this information
If you can't use a mobile device at work, use a USB card reader and passcode.
Once you are set up, you can access your BC Services Card Account.
Use the BC Services Card for Your Service
If you’re a government service, find out how to use the BC Services Card Authentication Service.