Background materials



May 24, 2022

An Overview of Lynx, Canada’s High-Value Payment System

This document provides an overview of Lynx—Canada’s high-value payment system—and summarizes the system’s design. It explains the development and purpose of Lynx as well as the legal and regulatory framework governing its operation. It also describes the various settlement mechanisms and processes Lynx uses to allow system participants to meet their diverse payment needs while ensuring that risks that arise in the system are managed appropriately.
September 10, 2021

About the Bank of Canada’s balance sheet

At the Bank of Canada, our balance sheet reflects the unique role we play as Canada’s central bank. Get an overview of how it’s used to acquire assets and support our core functions, and learn about the types of assets and liabilities we hold.
Content Type(s): Background materials
March 1, 2006

A Primer on Canada’s Large Value Transfer System

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of Canada’s Large Value Transfer System (LVTS). The LVTS is a real-time electronic system for handling large-value payments and is an integral component of the country’s financial system. Each day, approximately Can$140 billion in payments is sent through the LVTS, including payments used to settle other important clearing and settlement systems in Canada.