It looked automated rather than an actual reply.
Here's the verbatim email:
This e mail contains information regarding your access to the NSERC Extranet site for applicants. As a previous user of an NSERC extranet, please use your existing account information to login.
Your Username is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have forgotten your password, select Forgot my Password on the login page.
To access the extranet site, go to https://influence.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/100006/1000/L013/P001.aspx.
Contact the On-line Services