Operational details for upcoming secondary market purchases of Government of Canada securities (March 15-26)

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 March 15, 2021 are announced below.

The Bank will conduct the following purchase operations the week of March 15:

  • Monday, March 15 in the 2-year sector.
  • Tuesday, March 16 in the 5-year sector
  • Wednesday, March 17 in the 10-year sector
  • Thursday, March 18 in the 30-year sector.

The Bank will conduct the following purchase operations the week of March 22:

  • Monday, March 22 in the 2-year sector.
  • Tuesday, March 23 in the 5-year sector
  • Wednesday, March 24 in the 30-year sector.
  • Thursday, March 25 in the 10-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
613-782-7723


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

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