Direct deposit

The Government of Canada is switching from cheques to direct deposit, an electronic transfer of funds deposited directly into your bank account. Direct deposit is faster, more convenient and more secure. Enrol for direct deposit or update the banking information you already have on file.

Services and information

Direct deposit for individuals with a Canadian bank account

Sign up to receive your Government of Canada payments such as child benefits and old age security directly in your Canadian bank account.

Direct deposit for individuals with a foreign bank account

Do you live outside of Canada? Sign up to receive your Government of Canada payments directly in your foreign bank account.

Direct deposit for businesses and suppliers

Sign up to receive Government of Canada payments such as tax credits, payroll deductions and trustee refunds directly in your bank account.

Direct deposit help centre

Find answers to your questions about direct deposit. Understand how switching to direct deposit helps families, seniors and people like you.

Contact direct deposit

Contact the Receiver General's direct deposit team with your general questions and comments or to seek help in enroling for direct deposit.

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