Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

The Bank of Canada is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

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Despite the unique circumstances surrounding COVID19, the Bank continues to process all ATIP requests.

We will strive to process requests as required by legislation, however response times may be impacted by these extraordinary circumstances.

The Access to Information Act is one way that Canadian citizens, people who live in Canada, and corporations resident in Canada can access federal-government records that are not of a personal nature. The Privacy Act provides a right of access to personal information under the control of a government institution.

How to make an Access to Information Act or Privacy Act Request

  1. Print and fill out the Access to Information Request Form or Personal Information Request Form. Each Access to Information request must be accompanied by a $5.00 application fee. Payment may be in the form of a cheque or money order payable to Bank of Canada. Please note that there are no application fees for requests made under the Privacy Act.
  2. Alternatively, you may submit a written request containing the following:
    • A statement that you are making a request pursuant to the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act;
    • A description, as detailed as possible, of the records you wish to access (consult the Bank's Info Source Chapter for further details on the Bank’s record holdings);
    • An indication of whether you wish to receive copies of records or view the material in person at one of our premises;
    • Your name, complete address, telephone number;
    • Email address;
    • Date;
    • Signature.

Send your request along with the applicable fee (payable to Bank of Canada) to:

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
Bank of Canada
234 Wellington Street, 5W
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G9

Contact the Access to Information and Privacy Office

If you have any questions concerning the administration of the Access to Information Act and/or the Privacy Act, please contact the Access to Information and Privacy Office at:

Phone: 613-782-7669
Toll free: 1-866-478-3059
Fax: 613 782-7317
Email:

Privacy notice

For further information about the Bank of Canada’s privacy practices, please consult the Bank’s General Privacy Policy.