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Getting an Account

The process of getting a WestGrid account consists of two key steps, which are outlined below.

Eligibility and Conditions of Use

Before you apply for an account please read the Conditions of Use page which explains eligibility, permitted and non-permitted uses, and other requirements.  You might also like to read the Information for Prospective Users page.  If you have questions about your eligibility or the suitability of your project for running in the WestGrid environment, please contact us at before applying for a WestGrid account.


     Applying for an account is a two-part process:

    1. Register with Compute Canada 
      You will first need to register for an account in the Compute Canada DataBase (CCDB). This can be done online and usually takes 2-3 business days for approvals to be processed.

    2. Apply for a WestGrid account
      Once your CCDB registration has been approved, you can log in to open a WestGrid account to begin using WestGrid's resources.

More detailed instructions for each of these steps can be found here: Registering with CCDB and WestGrid


When filling in our online forms, please keep the following points in mind:

  • You need to turn on cookies in your browser while you are using the application pages.  If you apply and do not hear back from us, it may be that we never received your application because you did not have cookies turned on.