Provincial Identity Information Management Program 

In July 2012, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) established the Provincial Identity Information Management (IDIM) Program with the mandate to deliver secure and privacy-enhancing identity services for citizens and businesses to support access to government services and information.

In November 2011, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was amended to include a designation of a Provincial Identity Information Services Provider (PIISP) with authority to provide the specific services for the Province of British Columbia. In July 2012, the Minister of Citizens’ Services and Open Government designated its ministry as the provider. For more information, visit FOIPPA Legislation, Regulations and Orders.

BC Services Card

The BC Services Card lays the foundation for changing the way BC citizens interact with their government.  It will enable citizens to access a wide range of government services in-person and online – all with one privacy-respecting secure card.

The Government of BC established the BC Services Card Project in 2011 as a multi-year, multi-phase project to develop a smartcard credential and associated identity information management system, issue the cards to BC citizens and enable access to government services using the cards and identity information services.

Strategies and Initiatives

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has been developing strategies and initiatives about Identity Information Management over the past decade.


For more information or to provide feedback please send an email to the IDIM Program.