Ottawa-based Bluink has announced the launch of its eID-Me digital identity mobile app in Alberta, Manitoba, and Nunavut.
The iOS and Android app lets people digitize and store their identity on their smartphone, to gain better access to services. Back in 2020, eID-Me launched in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
While eID-Me is not a substitute for legal ID, the app can be used to verify one’s identity to access services. Ontario’s Diamond and Diamond Lawyers integrated the technology into its real estate platform earlier this month, to let customers access information without a password.
Your identity info within eID-Me is stored offline on your smartphone. Bluink says it does not have access to your identity.
Steve Borza, CEO of Bluink, told iPhone in Canada in a statement, “we are continuously developing partnerships on different levels for integration and adoption, we are also working hard to enable citizens to verify their ID and register for their eID-Me digital identity on their smartphones, all from the comfort of their own home, anywhere in Canada.”
To register for eID-Me, you will need a:
- Passport (Canada or US), and
- One of the following ID cards (without an address sticker):
- Driver’s Licence (AB, BC, MB, NU, ON, QC, SK)
- Photo ID Card (AB, MB, NU, ON, or SK)
- BC Services Card