After launching last month in Ontario, Bluink has launched eID-Me in Quebec, now supporting driver’s licenses in the latter province to be stored digitally on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
The eID-Me app was updated today for Android, while an iOS update is
coming shortly now live (as of April 27, 2020) to support Quebec driver’s licenses (the update has been submitted to Apple, we’re told). The app allows users to store government IDs securely and locally on their smartphones. Information is stored encrypted and tied to biometric authentication methods from your device such as Touch ID or Face ID on an iPhone.
Also new is the additional support for Ontario Enhanced Driver’s Licences as well.
“Bluink’s mission is to empower Canadian citizens, governments and enterprises to interact securely by making access to trusted digital identities a reality”, said Steve Borza, CEO of Bluink, in an emailed statement to iPhone in Canada.
eID-Me now supports:
- Canadian Passport
- Ontario Photo Card
- Ontario Driver’s Licence
- Ontario Health Card
- Ontario’s Enhanced Driver’s Licence (new)
- Quebec Driver’s Licence (new)
To register for eID-Me in Ontario and Quebec, all you need is a valid Canadian passport and driver’s license or photo card to get started, while your home address also needs to be the one listed on your provincial ID.
“To prove our commitment, our current vision is focused on enabling a self-sovereign digital identity for every Canadian. That’s how eID-Me came to life. We are currently developing partnerships with many relying parties for integration and adoption of eID-Me, while also working hard to enable citizens to verify their ID and register for their own eID-Me digital identity on their smartphones, all from the comfort of their own home, anywhere in Canada,” added Borza.