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Retail payments supervision

Learn about the Bank of Canada's role in supervising payment service providers—access our supervisory framework and supervisory policies and guidelines, and get the latest news.

On June 17, 2024, the Bank published new supervisory policies related to enforcement.

What we do

Know what we will and won’t do under our supervisory mandate.

Who we supervise

Find out which individuals and entities are subject to the Retail Payment Activities Act and must register with us.

Key milestones

Get an overview of what to expect as we prepare for the implementation of the Retail Payment Activities Act.

Supervisory framework


Learn about the registration requirements under the Retail Payment Activities Act and what will be expected of payment service providers.


Know your requirements as a registered payment service provider and find out how we will assess compliance.


Supervisory policies and guidelines

Access all supervisory policies and guidelines on registration, supervision and enforcement related to the Retail Payment Activities Act and the Retail Payment Activities Regulations.


Read the definitions of terms about retail payments supervision used in Bank of Canada supervisory policies and guidelines.

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Upcoming events

Access a list of our information sessions—and find out how to sign up.

If you have questions about retail payments supervision or have any comments on this topic, contact us.

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