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.)
Option 2. You can also enrol in direct deposit on My CRA Account, My Service Canada Account or My VAC Account
Option 3. Forms are also available at your local branch.
Enrol in direct deposit today! It’s:
- Convenient — there is no risk of your money being held up as a result of unforeseen circumstances.
- Secure — your payment is safe and secure with virtually no risk of it being lost, stolen or damaged.
- Reliable — your payment will always be on time, and your money can begin to earn interest right away.
Government of Canada information officers are available to help you at 1-800-593-1666, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
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- 1 Note: Direct deposit paychecks into your account must be arranged with your employer.