Direct deposit

Notice

To support efforts preventing the spread of COVID-19, we encourage direct deposit enrolment for Canadians eligible for Government of Canada payments and benefits.

Did you Know you can now sign up to get your Canada Revenue Agency payments by direct deposit through most Canadian financial institutions?

Direct deposit is more convenient and more secure, and is the payment method of choice for the Government of Canada. Enrol in direct deposit, or update the banking information you already have on file, using the links below.

Sign up for direct deposit or update your information

Once you choose an option, the next question or an answer will appear below.

Select your payment for direct deposit:

COVID-19 Support for Individuals

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Direct deposit for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

Direct deposit for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

Direct deposit for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit

COVID-19 Support for Businesses

Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)

Direct deposit for Canada Recovery Hiring Program

Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) / Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)

Direct deposit for Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program and Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program

Other Government Benefits and Payments

Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and leave

Sign up or change your direct deposit information

Online:
My Service Canada Account
By phone:
1-800-206-7218 (press "0" to speak with an agent)
By Teletypewriter (TTY):
1-800-529-3742
In person:
Find a Service Canada Office close to your home.

Goods and services tax (GST)/Harmonized sales tax (HST) credit or provincial equivalent (example: Ontario trillium benefit, Alberta climate leadership adjustment)

Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

  • Canadian

    Sign up or change bank information for direct deposit for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) payments

    Online:
    By phone:
    1-800‑959‑8281
    In person:
    Most banks and financial institutions in Canada will be pleased to assist you in completing a single direct deposit enrolment form for one or several of your Government of Canada payments.
    By mail (up to 3 months to process):
    Complete this Canada Direct Deposit enrolment form and send it to the Receiver General for Canada at the address indicated at the bottom of the form.

    Enrolling for this payment will automatically enrol you for any other Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) payment(s) you are entitled to receive (Income tax refunds, Canada workers benefit, Canada child benefit, and GST/HST credit or provincial equivalent)

  • Foreign
    Direct deposit for Canada Revenue Agency from abroad

    The Canada Revenue Agency does not yet issue payments to foreign bank accounts.

    If you have or can get a Canadian bank account, please use the directions above for direct deposit in Canada.

Income tax refund or Canada workers benefit (CWB)

Direct deposit for the Income tax refund and Canada workers benefit

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Old Age Security (OAS)

Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

Canada child benefit (CCB)

Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

  • Canadian

    Sign up or change bank information for direct deposit for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) payments

    Online:
    By phone:
    1-800‑959‑8281
    In person:
    Most banks and financial institutions in Canada will be pleased to assist you in completing a single direct deposit enrolment form for one or several of your Government of Canada payments.
    By mail (up to 3 months to process):
    Complete this Canada Direct Deposit enrolment form and send it to the Receiver General for Canada at the address indicated at the bottom of the form.

    Enrolling for this payment will automatically enrol you for any other Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) payment(s) you are entitled to receive (Income tax refunds, Canada workers benefit, Canada child benefit, and GST/HST credit or provincial equivalent)

  • Foreign
    Direct deposit for Canada Revenue Agency from abroad

    The Canada Revenue Agency does not yet issue payments to foreign bank accounts.

    If you have or can get a Canadian bank account, please use the directions above for direct deposit in Canada.

Indigenous payments, grants and contributions

Are you setting up direct deposit for a business/supplier?

  • Yes – for a business
  • No – for me or another individual

    Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

    • Canadian

      Sign up or change banking information for Indigenous payments, grants and contributions

      By mail:
      Complete the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada forms and send it to the address indicated within.
    • Foreign
      Direct deposit not available abroad

      Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada does not issue direct deposit payments to individuals with foreign bank accounts.

      If you have or can get a Canadian bank account, please use the directions above for direct deposit in Canada.

Veterans Allowance and Benefits

Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

Federal public service pension plans

Please select your public service pension plan.

  • Federal Public Service Pension

    Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

    • Canadian

      Sign up or change bank information for the Federal Public Service Pension Plan

      By phone:
      1-800‑561‑7930 (toll-free; Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm your local time)
    • Foreign

      Direct deposit with a foreign bank account for the Federal Public Service Pension Plan

      By phone (collect calls accepted):
      506‑533‑5800 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm Atlantic Time)
      By mail:
      Complete the Direct deposit for individuals with a foreign bank account and send it to the address indicated within.
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Pension

    Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

  • Canadian Armed Forces Pension

    Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

  • Judges Pension

    Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

Federal public service pay

Direct deposit for public service pay

Current federal public servants should consult the Public Service Pay Centre for direct deposit issues related to their pay.

Start, amend or stop direct deposit of regular pay.

Canadian Government Annuities

Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

  • Canadian

    Sign up for direct deposit or change bank information for Canadian Government Annuities

    By phone (Canada and the US):
    1-800‑561‑7922 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm AST)
    By phone (outside North America):
    1-506‑548‑7972 (call collect; Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm AST)
    By fax:
    1-506‑548‑7428 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm AST)
    By mail:
    Canadian Government Annuities Branch
    Employment and Social Development Canada
    P.O. Box 12,000
    Bathurst NB  E2A 4T6
  • Foreign

Student loans

Apprenticeship grants

Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

  • Canadian

    Sign up or change banking information for apprenticeship grants

    By phone:
    1-866‑724‑3644
    By TTY:
    1-866‑909‑9757
  • Foreign
    Direct deposit not available abroad

    The apprenticeship grants program does not issue direct deposit payments to foreign bank accounts.

    If you have or can get a Canadian bank account, please use the directions above for direct deposit in Canada.

Canada Premium Savings Bond and Canada Savings Bond

Do you want this payment deposited into a Canadian or Foreign bank account?

  • Canadian

    Sign up or change bank information for Canada Premium Savings Bonds and Canada Savings Bonds

    Online:
    Bank of Canada direct deposit online
    By mail:
    Complete this Bank of Canada direct deposit form (PDF, 806KB) and send it to the address indicated within.
  • Foreign
    Direct deposit not available abroad

    The Bank of Canada does not issue direct deposit payments to foreign bank accounts.

    If you have or can get a Canadian bank account, please use the directions above for direct deposit in Canada.

Businesses and government suppliers

Other payments

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