New vendor chosen for driver's licence production services
Oct. 22, 2015
SGI has awarded Veridos Canada Inc. with the contract to produce Saskatchewan’s driver’s licence and identification cards, and provide facial recognition and photo capture enhancement.
The selection was made through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Veridos Canada Inc. will begin card production services in April 2016.
With this move to facial recognition, Saskatchewan will join all other Canadian provinces that are using facial recognition technology in their driver’s licensing programs.
Facial recognition technology provides enhanced security and is useful in protecting against fraud. It will protect Saskatchewan residents from identity theft and prevent people from obtaining multiple licences and/or ID cards. It will also improve road safety by preventing suspended drivers from using a false identity to get a licence.
SGI’s current five-year contract for driver’s licence and identification card production expires at the end of March 2016.
More information on facial recognition technology can be found in the attached backgrounder (pdf, 34 kb).
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of nearly 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.