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My Service Canada Account

Access Your Personal EI, CPP and OAS Information Online

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Dateline: 08/31/2013

What is the My Service Canada Account?

The My Service Canada Account (MSCA) is a tool available from Service Canada, the federal government organization charged with delivering a wide variety of government services. The My Service Canada Account provides secure online access to view and update your personal information files on

For Employment Insurance (EI)

You can use the My Service Canada Account tool to:

  • view your electronic Records of Employment (ROEs)

  • view information on your EI claim, including your weekly benefit rate, the start and end date of your claim, the start and end of your waiting period, your allowable earnings, the number of weeks you will be entitled to receive EI benefits, the number of weeks of EI benefits you have already received, payment dates, and details about payment deductions

  • view information on past EI claims

  • submit an Absence From Canada form

  • submit a Course or Training form

  • print your T4E tax slip for EI benefits to use when filing your income tax return

  • start or stop the mailing of your T4E tax slips

  • register to pay EI premiums on your self-employment income

  • change your address or telephone information

  • sign up for direct deposit or change your banking information

For answers to other EI questions see the EI Information in My Service Canada Account FAQ.

For Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Use the My Service Account tool to:

  • view information on your CPP benefits

  • view and print your CPP Statement of Contributions

  • get an estimate of your CPP retirement benefits

  • print your T4A(P) tax slip for CPP benefits to use when you file your income taxes

  • start or stop the mailing of your T4A(P) tax slips

  • change your address or telephone information (note: there may be exceptions)

  • sign up for direct deposit or change your banking information

For answers to other CPP or OAS questions see the CPP and OAS Information in My Service Canada Account FAQ.

For Old Age Security (OAS)

Use the tool to:

  • view information on your OAS benefits

  • view payment dates for your OAS benefits

  • view the amount of your monthly OAS payments

  • print your T4A(OAS) tax slip for OAS income for your income tax return

  • change your address or telephone information (note: there may be exceptions)

  • sign up for direct deposit or change your banking information

For answers to other CPP or OAS questions see the CPP and OAS Information in My Service Canada Account FAQ.

Getting an Access Code

Before you can register for a My Service Canada Account, you need an access code - either an EI access code if you are applying for EI benefits, or a Personal Access Code, for which you have to apply.

The 4-digit EI Access Code is printed in the shaded area on the benefit statement mailed to you after you apply for Employment Insurance.

To request a 7-digit Personal Access Code (PAC), read the information on the Request a Personal Access Code page. Then click on the Continue to Privacy Notice statement at the bottom of that page. Read and print the privacy note statement to keep for your records. Select continue and provide the following information:

  • Social Insurance Number
  • first name
  • last name
  • date of birth
  • mother's maiden name
  • postal code and address information
and submit.

It will take 5 to 10 days to receive your PAC by mail.

When you have an access code, then you can register for a My Service Canada Account online.

How to Register and Log In to Your My Service Canada Account

When you go to the MSCA site you will be given a choice between logging in with CGKey using a Government of Canada User ID and password, or using credentials you may already have with a Sign-In Partner, such as those you use for on-line banking. When you use a Sign-In Partner, Service Canada will not share any personal information with the Sign-In Partner about the government services you access and the Sign-In Partner will not provide any personal information it holds to Service Canada during the log-in process. Service Canada will not know which Sign-In Partner you are using.

If you are a first-time user, select "Are you a first-time user? Register now!" Then click on the red Access My Service Canada Account box.

GCKey Registration and Log In

First read and accept the terms and conditions. Be prepared to:

  • create a User Id
  • create recovery questions, answers and hints, and
  • create and confirm a password.

Sign-In Partner Registration

  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Notice of SecureKey Concierge.
  • Select a Sign-In Partner.

Using a Sign-in Partner

To use a Sign-In Partner to access the My Service Canada Account, first read the About Using a Sign-In Partner FAQ. Then select Sign-in Partner Login on My Service Canada Account to choose a Sign-in Partner. By choosing a Sign-in Partner you will be agreeing with the terms and conditions and privacy notice of SecureKey Concierge.

Computer Notes for Using the MSCA

Keep Your Personal Information Secure. When you finish your online session, be sure to log out. Then clear your browser's cache, and close down your browser.

Cookies must be enabled to access the My Service Canada Account.

If you use bookmarks to access certain pages of the My Service Canada Account, you might run into technical difficulties.

For other computer issues, read the Computer Issues and Messages FAQ

Who to Contact With Questions

If you have difficulty using the My Service Canada Account tool, the best thing to do is visit the nearest Service Canada Office where experienced government personnel will be able to help you out.

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