Operational details for upcoming secondary market purchases of Government of Canada securities (August 17-August 28)

As previously announced, the Bank of Canada (the Bank) launched on April 1, 2020 a program to purchase Government of Canada securities in the secondary market – the Government Bond Purchase Program (GBPP). The GBPP operations for the two-week period beginning August 17 are announced below.

The Bank will conduct the following purchase operations the week of August 17:

  • Monday, August 17 in the 30-year sector.
  • Tuesday, August 18 in the short-end sector (less than 2-year).
  • Wednesday, August 19 in the 5-year sector.
  • Thursday, August 20 in the 2-year sector.
  • Friday, August 21 in the 10-year sector.

The Bank will conduct the following purchase operations the week of August 24:

  • Monday, August 24 in the 30-year sector. 
  • Tuesday, August 25 in the short-end sector (less than 2-year).
  • Wednesday, August 26 in the 10-year sector.
  • Thursday, August 27 in the 2-year sector.
  • Friday, August 28 in the 5-year sector.  

NOTE: all operations will have a T+2 settlement unless otherwise stated.

The secondary market purchases conducted by the Bank should settle with the Bank (CUID: BOCB) and not the Government of Canada.

The Bank will announce specific operational details (size, timing, the basket of eligible securities) at least one day ahead of each operation.

The Bank continues to monitor market developments closely and remains committed to supporting the liquidity and efficient functioning of the Government of Canada bond market.


Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
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Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613-782-7245


Bank of Canada
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