Acceptable ID list

Below is the acceptable ID document list. The same document cannot be used to verify all three identification items.

Documents or information to verify name and address

Column A

Documents or information to verify name and date of birth

Column B

Documents or information to verify name and confirm a financial account

Column C

Issued by a Canadian government body

  • Any  card or statement issued by a Canadian government body (federal, provincial, territorial or municipal)
    • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) statement
    • Property tax assessment issued by a municipality
    • Provincially-issued vehicle registration
  • Benefits statement
    • Federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal levels
  • CRA documents:
    • Notice of assessment
    • Requirement to pay notice
    • Installment reminder / receipt
    • GST refund letter
    • Benefits statement

Issued by other Canadian sources

  • Referring to the client’s Canadian credit file that has been in existence for at least 6 months
  • Utility bill (for example, electricity, water, telecommunications)
  • T4 statement
  • Record of Employment
  • Investment account statements (for example, RRSP, GIC)
  • Identification product from a Canadian credit bureau  (containing two trade lines in existence for at least 6 months)

Issued by a foreign government

  • Travel visa
Issued by a Canadian government body

  • Any  card or statement issued by a Canadian government body (federal, provincial, territorial or municipal)
    • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) statement of contributions
    • Original birth certificate
    • Marriage certificate or government-issued proof of marriage document (long-form which includes date of birth)
    • Divorce documentation
    • A permanent resident card
    • Citizenship certificate
    • Temporary driver’s licence (non-photo)

Issued by other Canadian sources

  • Referring to a client’s Canadian credit file that has been in existence for at least 6 months
  • Insurance documents (home, auto, life)
  • Identification product from a Canadian credit bureau (containing two trade lines in existence for at least 6 months)
Confirm that your client has a deposit account, credit card or loan account by means of :

  • Credit card statement
  • Bank statement
  • Loan account statement (for example. mortgage)
  • Cheque that has been processed (cleared, non-sufficient funds) by a financial institution
  • Telephone call, email or letter from the financial entity holding the deposit account, credit card or loan account.
  • Identification product from a Canadian credit bureau (containing two trade lines in existence for at least 6 months)
  • Use of micro-deposits to confirm account

 

 

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