COVID-19: Actions to Support the Economy and Financial System
Learn about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Bank’s actions to support the Canadian economy and financial system.

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March 23, 2021

Bank of Canada announces the discontinuation of market functioning programs introduced during COVID-19

As overall financial market conditions continue to improve in Canada, use of the Bank of Canada’s programs that were introduced in 2020 in response to the shock from COVID-19 to support the functioning of key Canadian financial markets, has declined significantly.

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Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee

CFEC is a senior level industry-wide committee to facilitate the sharing of information between market participants and the Bank on the foreign exchange market.

Canadian Fixed-Income Forum

CFIF is a senior level industry-wide committee established by the Bank of Canada to discuss developments in fixed-income market structure and functioning, market practices, and related policy issues.

Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group

CARR was created to identify and seek to develop a new term risk-free Canadian dollar interest rate benchmark.

About Financial Markets

Financial markets consist of markets for money, bonds, equities, derivatives, and foreign exchange. They are one of the three elements of Canada's financial system.

Market Operations and Liquidity Provision

The Bank of Canada has a number of permanent facilities used to conduct market operations.

Government Securities Auctions

The government's public debt consists largely of outstanding government securities, such as treasury bills and marketable bonds. The Bank sells the securities at auction to financial market distributors and dealers.

Calls for Tenders and Results

The government's public debt (also called domestic debt or federal debt) consists largely of outstanding government securities, such as treasury bills and marketable bonds.

Selected Treasury Bill Yields

1, 3, 6 and 12 month treasury bill data.

Bank of Canada Holdings

This document sets out the policy governing the acquisition and management of domestic financial assets for the Bank of Canada’s balance sheet.