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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 get the latest news.

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.

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Upcoming events

Access a list of our educational 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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