Direct deposit

Time is running out—sign up for direct deposit today!

  • The Government of Canada is switching from cheques to direct deposit, an electronic transfer of funds deposited directly into your bank account.
  • When you register for direct deposit, you do not authorize the Government of Canada to withdraw money from your bank account.
  • Unlike cheques, your direct deposit will always be on time.
  • If you currently have a bank account or qualify to open a bank account, you must enrol.

Avoid the rush—enrol now!

Benefits of direct deposit video

How can I obtain additional information on direct deposit?

Please consult the Promotional material, News and events and the Need assistance with direct deposit sections to obtain additional information and / or support with live enrolment deposit for your federal payments.

Testimonials

"Making sure that your government cheques are safely deposited is easy and convenient with direct deposit. Your money goes into your account so you don’t have to think about when it will arrive, or when you can get to the bank. Your money is secure and there when you need it. We got it mainly because it is so easy. It was the convenience that really appealed to us. For seniors, convenience is a big consideration especially if we aren't well or can't get around easily."

Marlene, Senior, Ottawa

"Direct deposit government payments are secure and reliable, and all the remittance information you need is sent to you in one email. It couldn't be easier. Direct deposit gives you peace of mind so you can concentrate on other areas of your business. I am a one-man operation and do everything myself for my business. I'm often away from the office so any cheques that are delivered sit around until I pick them up. It is a huge benefit to me when I don't have to worry about them or have to go to the bank to deposit them."

Chris, Business Owner, Ottawa