Canada: Multi-Factor Authentication for Certain IRCC Users

Key Points  

  • Canada will require certain IRCC account users to establish a multi-factor authentication system beginning 31 July 2023  


Beginning 31 July 2023, the government of Canada will require IRCC account users set up a multi-factor authentication system if the following circumstances apply: 

  • The user is utilizing the GCKey to sign into an existing account 
  • The user is creating an account using GCKey

For further information on setting up the multi-factor authentication system, check here.    

What are the Changes?  

The government of Canada will require certain users to set up a multi-factor authentication procedure when accessing their IRCC account. According to the government announcement, the multi-factor authentication system helps to keep users’ IRCC account more secure. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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