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Key Points

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


Beginning July 31, 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 in to 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 for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada

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