Identity and access management

For Corporations Canada, the security of your information is top of mind, at all times. We have developed identity and access management (IAM) tools to modernize our approach to security for corporations and the information they trust us to keep. IAM tools ensure that each person who should have access has the right level of access at the right time.

Identity and access management solutions are widely used and make it possible to verify and manage identities, detect suspicious activity and report incidents. The following security measures are intended to add a level of protection to your personal and corporate information.

Our IAM tools

  • My ISED Account

    Helpful information on how to create your ISED Account, which is required to use the Online Filing Centre.

  • Identity verification

    Find out how you can verify your identity through your ISED Account and which verification methods are available.

  • Access management

    Everything you need to know about the online tools that help you manage your corporation’s information and the users who have access to it.

Protection of your information with ISED

All personal information created, held or collected by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is protected under the Privacy Act. This means that you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information. You will be asked for your consent where appropriate. Read the full notice.

Identity verification

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the Department of Industry Act and will be stored in a Personal Information Bank (PIB) associated with the ISED services that you use or the programs to which you apply (Corporations Canada – ISED PPU-049). The information will only be used by ISED and by third-party service organizations to verify your identity in order to conduct interactions you have initiated with ISED on behalf of your organization.       

Access management

Your personal information is being collected under the Canada Business Corporations Act (or the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act) and will be used for access management services, allowing you to manage permissions and file transactions on behalf of the corporation. Any disclosures of your personal information, other than what is permitted by the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, or their regulations, are governed by the Privacy Act. Should you refuse to provide your personal information for this purpose, you will not be able to grant access rights and permissions to other individuals and revoke them, or to file transactions on behalf of the corporation. The personal information you provide will be stored in Personal Information Bank No. IC PPU 049 (Notices of Directors of Corporations).

What if I need to update the information I provided?

You have the right to request corrections to or annotations of any of your personal information that is in ISED's possession if you deem this necessary. Requests to correct or annotate your personal information can be sent to the departmental Access to Information and Privacy Office at: Further, you have the right to make a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, respecting ISED's handling of your personal information. Information on how to file a complaint may be found at

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