The quick and easy way to have immediate access to your money
Enjoy the peace of mind knowing your monthly bills are paid, and paycheques1 and pension cheques are automatically deposited into your account. Direct Deposit is easy and convenient to arrange and gives you immediate access to your money.
By April 2016, the Government of Canada will be phasing out
all payments by cheque.
The Government of Canada is phasing out all federal government payments by cheque, including income tax refunds, GST/HST credits, Canada Child Tax Benefit, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and many more.
Direct Deposit of Government Cheques
Here’s how you can enrol:
Option 1. Visit directdeposit.gc.ca and complete the enrolment form. To enrol you need:
Your name, address and date of birth
Your payment type(s) and the associated personal identifier(s), for example your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or your file number
A void cheque or your bank account information (No void cheque? No problem! Visit your nearest branch to get a stamp in Part C of the enrolment form.)
You'll need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ installed on your computer to access PDF forms. Download a free copy
1 Note: Direct deposit paychecks into your account must be arranged with your employer.
Service Announcement - Scotiabank Android Mobile App Update
If you are experiencing issues using the Scotiabank Android mobile banking app, Android users will need to install one of its latest versions (16.3.0 or 16.3.1) on their smartphone or tablet operating with, at a minimum, Android OS 3.0. You can download Scotiabank’s Android mobile banking app directly from Google Play on your device.