Direct deposit for suppliers

While April 2016 was the Government of Canada target date for suppliers to register for direct deposit, the Government gradually continues to eliminate the issuance of government cheques. To this end, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) encourages its suppliers to register for direct deposit of their payments.

To receive our application form for direct deposit—Suppliers or for any questions regarding CED’s direct deposit system, please contact our Accounting Service by:

Email: dec.groupepaiement-paymentgroup.ced@canada.ca

Telephone: 438-995-8417

Mailing address:
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Accounting Service
1255 Peel Street, Suite 900
Montréal, Quebec H3B 2T9

Direct Deposit – Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is direct deposit?
  2. Is direct deposit mandatory?
  3. What are the advantages of direct deposit?
  4. How do I apply for direct deposit?
  5. When will I receive my first payment by direct deposit?
  6. How will I be notified that a direct deposit was made in my bank account?
  7. Can I receive my payments via direct deposit if I have a foreign bank account?
  8. Can I stop direct deposit?
  9. What do I do if my banking information changes?
  10. Will all my payments from the different federal government departments and agencies be made by direct deposit?
  11. How can I obtain additional information on direct deposit?

1. What is direct deposit?

Direct deposit is a free and practical system by which your payments are automatically deposited into your bank account.

2. Is direct deposit mandatory?

While April 2016 was the Government of Canada target date for suppliers to register for direct deposit, those who did not register will continue to receive cheques.

3. What are the advantages of direct deposit?

Practical—You have quicker access to your money with less risk of delays in the event of unexpected delivery issues.

Reliable—Your payment will always be deposited on time, and your money can begin to earn interest right away.

Secure—There’s no risk of your payment being lost, stolen, or damaged.

Cost-Effective—This method of payment helps save Canadian taxpayers money. The cost to produce a cheque is approximately 82¢ while a direct deposit payment costs about 13¢.

4. How do I apply for direct deposit?

You need to fill out the CED "Application for Direct Deposit—Suppliers" and send it by mail to the above address, together with a void cheque.

To obtain the "Application for Direct Deposit—Suppliers" form, contact our Accounting Service through the coordinates listed above.

5. When will I receive my first payment by direct deposit?

It takes about 10 working days from the time we receive your completed form and void cheque.

6. How will I be notified that a direct deposit was made to my bank account?

The Agency has developed an electronic notification system. When a payment is issued, an email message is sent to you with the relevant information on the transaction.

7. Can I receive my payments via direct deposit if I have a foreign bank account?

If your bank account is in a country where Canada provides the direct deposit service, it is possible to enrol for direct deposit. However, cheques must continue to be issued if the payment currency is not Canadian dollars.

8. Can I stop direct deposit?

You can stop direct deposit by sending us a notice by email to  dec.groupepaiement-paymentgroup@canada.ca. The notice must be sent at least 30 days before the next payment. However, please note that direct deposit has become the preferential method of payment for the Government as of April 1st  2016

9. What do I do if my banking information changes?

You need to fill out the CED form "Application for Direct Deposit-Suppliers" again with the new information. You will also need to attach a void cheque to the form.

To obtain the "Application for Direct Deposit—Suppliers" form, contact our Accounting Service through the coordinates listed above.

10. Will all my payments from the different federal government departments and agencies be made by direct deposit?

Each department is responsible for setting up its own direct deposit processes. Therefore, when you enrol for direct deposit with our Agency, you are only enrolling to receive direct deposit payments from us.

11. How can I obtain additional information on direct deposit?

You can consult the Web site of the Receiver for Canada to learn more about direct deposit. You can also contact us, by e-mail at dec.groupepaiement-paymentgroup@canada.ca, by telephone at 438-995-8417 or in writing at the following address:

Canada Economic Development for the Regions of Quebec
Accounting Service
1255 Peel Street, Suite 900
Montréal, Quebec H3B 2T9

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