May 24, 2022 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.
December 13, 2021 Commentary and technical data relating to the 2021 renewal.
October 13, 2021 We’re taking steps to better understand the impacts of climate change on the economy and to reduce our environmental footprint.
September 10, 2021 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.
January 1, 2021 Find out what “legal tender” means, why legal tender status changes, and how to redeem older bank notes.
October 1, 2020 Learn about the publication of, and calculation methodology for, the foreign exchange (FX) rate data on the Bank of Canada’s website.
February 25, 2020 This background note explains the Bank’s official position on CBDC. It outlines the public policy, design, technology and risk management issues the Bank is considering as it builds its capacity to issue a CBDC in case it is needed in the future.
November 13, 2019 The Bank of Canada regularly reviews its Framework for Market Operations and Liquidity Provision to ensure it remains in line with the evolution of the Canadian financial system.
October 24, 2016 Commentary and technical data relating to the 2016 target renewal.
December 8, 2015 This document outlines a series of monetary policy measures that could be deployed in a very low interest rate environment.
November 7, 2011 Commentary and technical data relating to the 2011 target renewal.
November 1, 2006 Commentary and technical data relating to the 2006 target renewal.
March 1, 2006 This paper provides a comprehensive overview of Canada’s Large Value Transfer System (LVTS).
May 1, 2001 Commentary relating to the 2001 target renewal.