Operational details for upcoming secondary market purchases of Government of Canada securities (September 13–24)

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 September 13, 2021 are announced below.

The Bank will conduct the following purchase operations the week of September 13:

  • Monday, September 13 in the 5-year sector.
  • Tuesday, September 14 in the 10-year sector.
  • Wednesday, September 15 in the 2-year sector.
  • Thursday, September 16 in the 30-year sector.

The Bank will conduct the following purchase operations the week of September 20:

  • Monday, September 20 in the 10-year sector.
  • Tuesday, September 21 in the 5-year sector.
  • Wednesday, September 22 in 2-year sector.
  • Thursday, September 23 in the 30-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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