Electronic Identity Verification in Canada

World’s 6th Most Innovative Country
  • GDC covers over 90% of the Canadian adult population. 90%

At USD $1.6 trillion, its GDP is 16th largest in the world, and it consistently ranks highest among all countries when it comes to innovation and the ease of starting new businesses.

Canada’s economy is diverse and thriving. Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Data Act (PIPEDA) governs how you can collect, store and use information about Canadian subjects. Information containing a person’s date of birth or Social Insurance Number requires additional disclosures, permission from the subject, and notice of each use. PIPEDA is regulated by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. GDC covers over 90 percent of Canada’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Canadian partners to provide access to credit-related data as well as government, commercial, and consumer sources. Each complies fully with Canadian law.

Verifiable Data Elements in Canada






Date of Birth


National ID



Data Sources Available for Canadian Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Canada in compliance with PIPEDA. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.

How Global Data Consortium Works

The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise. Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.

Start Verifying Your Canadian Customers Now

Start verifying your customers globally, with Global Data Consortium.

Global Data Consortium

We provide a single access point to local, high-quality reference data via our cloud-based platform for businesses that need to know the identities of their customers all over the world. 

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