Why are biometrics important?

Biometrics are vital to being able to confirm one’s identity. Although this may not seem like an important measure now, the Canadian government advises that biometrics help Canadian immigrants stay safe in several ways.

For instance, having biometrics on file makes it harder for people to commit identity theft by forging, stealing, or using your identity.

Additionally, biometrics make it easier to resolve problems or errors that may happen if a person’s name, birth date and/or place of birth are like those of someone else.

Finally, from an immigration perspective, should an individual ever need to apply for another program or re-enter Canada after departure, biometrics helps with quickly confirming that person’s identity.