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Online Registration and Credential Administration

Online Registration and Credential Administration (ORCA) is an online system that enables users to securely create and manage their PKI identity-based credential (myKEY).  To obtain a myKEY through ORCA, personal information, such as name, e-mail, address, personal identification number (PRI) and data of birth must be provided. Users who obtained their myKEY using ORCA can also use the system to recover their myKEY, if misplaced or the password is forgotten.


ICM is also branding the current ID-Based Certificate myKEYmyKEY, also known as : PKI Key, PKI Certificate, SAKMS Certificate, Entrust Profile or ID-Based Certificate, provides the same functionality as the current PKI Key.
So when you talk about a PKI Key or a Digital Certificate or a Common Credential, you’re talking about myKEY.

*** Note ***
myKEY is the new brand name for the current ICM ID-based certificate. If you have already obtained an ICM ID-based credential through your Local Registration Authority (LRA), you do not need to sign up for a myKEY, nor can you use ORCA to recover your LRA-issued myKEY.

Deployment of the ORCA website is at the scheduling and discretion of each organization. At this time only the following participating departments have access to the ORCA website:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AGR)
  • Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (AHRC)
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
  • Canada Business
  • Canada Economic Development (CED)
  • Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)
  • Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)
  • Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal (CAPPRT)
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
  • Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC)
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Canadian Forces Grievance Board (CFGB)
  • Canadian Grain Commission (CGC)
  • Canadian Heritage (PCH)
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
  • Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS)
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
  • Canadian Judicial Council (CJC)
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CANNOR)
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
  • Canadian Polar Commission (CPC)
  • Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC)
  • Communications Research Centre Canada
  • Competition Bureau
  • Copyright Board of Canada (CB)
  • Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)
  • Courts Administration Service (CAS)
  • Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
  • Department of Finance Canada (FIN)
  • Environment Canada (EC)
  • Environmental Protection Review Canada (EPRC)
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (FAIT)
  • Health Canada (HC)
  • House of Commons (HOC)
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
  • Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
  • Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAD)
  • Industry Canada (IC)
  • Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
  • International Joint Commission (IJC)
  • Justice Canada (Justice)
  • Labour
  • Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
  • Library of Parliament (LoP)
  • Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC)
  • National Battlefields Commission (NBC)
  • National Council of Welfare (NCW)
  • National Energy Board (NEB)
  • National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
  • National Joint Council (NJC)
  • National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Tribunal Canada (OHSTC)
  • Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (ELECTC)
  • Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
  • Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada (OCL)
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL)
  • Office of the Commissioner Review Tribunals Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security (OCRT)
  • Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner (CIE)
  • Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI)
  • Office of the Governor general's secretary (GG)
  • Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada (OIC)
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada (PSIC)
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI)
  • Office of the Umpire (OU)
  • Ontario Federal Council (OFC)
  • Parks Canada (PC)
  • Parole Board of Canada (NPB)
  • Passport Canada (PPTC)
  • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB)
  • Pension Appeals Board (PAB)
  • Policy Horizons Canada
  • Privy Council Office (PCO)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)
  • Public Safety Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC)
  • Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC)
  • Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB)
  • Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST)
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
  • Registry of the Competition Tribunal (CT)
  • Registry of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal (PSDPT)
  • Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC)
  • Seniors Canada
  • Service Canada (SC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Statistics Canada (SC)
  • Status of Women Canada (SWC)
  • Supreme Court of Canada (SCC)
  • Telefilm Canada (TFC)
  • Transport Canada (TC)
  • Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
  • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)

myKEY Sign Up

To obtain your myKEY (participating departments only), select "myKEY Sign up".This link is available only to clients with access to GC Intranet, the Government of Canada Extranet.