New credentialing service improves security for online GNWT services

10 novembre 2014
Communiqués de presse

YELLOWKNIFE (November 10, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is enhancing its online services with new security features that protect NWT residents’ personal information while improving access to government services.

“The next time you renew your vehicle registration, book your driver exam, or print your driving record online, you’ll sign in more securely than ever before,” said Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu. “Over time, residents will be able to access more GNWT services online with the same user IDs. The new secure sign-in process will eventually be used for a wide variety of online services for residents, businesses and visitors.” 

The new secure GNWT logins are similar to those used by the Government of Canada. Residents who do not want to create new GNWT IDs and passwords can sign in securely with their banking credentials. Both provide access to all GNWT online services as they are developed.

Secure, confidential access to enhanced online services provides new choices for residents in all communities, expanding driver and motor-vehicle services to remote communities without local issuing offices. Government Services Officers in small communities have been trained to help elders and others use online driver and motor vehicle services. These services continue to be available in person at 15 issuing offices across the territory and by phone, fax or e-mail.

Providing residents with easy, secure and trusted sign-in systems is part of the GNWT’sService Innovation Strategy to support the 17th Assembly’s goal of effective and efficient government by putting more services online.

Media inquiries:
Shaun Dean
Director, Cabinet Communications
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 669-2304
Email: shaun_dean@gov.nt.ca