Government of Canada Bond Purchase Program

Learn about the program, access information about upcoming operations, results and reporting, and find key contacts and related notices.

Program details

The Bank purchases Government of Canada nominal and real bonds in the secondary market to support market functioning and provide monetary stimulus. The Government of Canada Bond Purchase Program (GBPP) was established to address strains in the Government of Canada bond market, and to enhance the effectiveness of other actions taken to support core funding markets. More recently, as market conditions improved, the focus of the GBPP has shifted to supporting the resumption of growth in output and employment.

As part of the regular management of its balance sheet, the Bank routinely conducts primary market purchases of Government of Canada bonds on a non-competitive basis at Government of Canada securities auctions.

Operational details

Operations are conducted every week as cash purchases via reverse auction. The Bank also intends to purchase RRBs in the secondary market once per quarter. Program size may be adjusted as conditions warrant.

Maturity sectors and dates for upcoming operations are announced every second Monday, one week ahead of time. The Bank will announce specific operational details (including size, timing and the basket of eligible securities) at least one day ahead of each operation.

For additional operational details, see the full terms and conditions for this program.

Duration

The program will be adjusted as conditions warrant, and will continue until the economic recovery is well underway.

Operations

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Upcoming operations

Overview and details for the next operation will be provided at least one day ahead of each operation.

Overview

Reverse auction date Auction type Sector (Years) Deadline Settlement date Maximum total purchase amount

Details

Reverse auction date Auction type Settlement date Coupon rate Maturity date ISIN Accrued interest start date Accrued interest end date Accrued interest rate (per $1000)

Results

Shortly after each operation, the results overview and details will be announced.

Overview

Reverse auction date Auction type Sector (Years) Settlement date Total amount purchased
2021-04-20 Nominal 5 2021-04-22 900,000,000
2021-04-19 Nominal 30 2021-04-21 450,000,000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2 2021-04-19 1,750,000,000
2021-04-14 Nominal 5 2021-04-16 900,000,000
2021-04-13 Nominal 10 2021-04-15 900,000,000

Details

Reverse auction date Auction type Settlement date Coupon rate Maturity date ISIN Amount purchased ($M) Cutoff yield (%) Allotment ratio (%)
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 1.500 2024-09-01 CA135087J967 200.000 0.553 100.00000
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 1.250 2025-03-01 CA135087K528 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 2.250 2025-06-01 CA135087D507 47.029 0.700 83.98058
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 9.000 2025-06-01 CA135087VH40 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 0.500 2025-09-01 CA135087K940 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 0.250 2026-03-01 CA135087L518 325.971 0.925 83.98058
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 1.500 2026-06-01 CA135087E679 327.000 0.944 100.00000
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 1.000 2027-06-01 CA135087F825 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-20 Nominal 2021-04-22 8.000 2027-06-01 CA135087VW17 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-19 Nominal 2021-04-21 5.000 2037-06-01 CA135087XW98 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-19 Nominal 2021-04-21 4.000 2041-06-01 CA135087YQ12 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-19 Nominal 2021-04-21 3.500 2045-12-01 CA135087ZS68 20.000 1.954 100.00000
2021-04-19 Nominal 2021-04-21 2.750 2048-12-01 CA135087D358 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-19 Nominal 2021-04-21 2.000 2051-12-01 CA135087H722 430.000 2.005 93.33333
2021-04-19 Nominal 2021-04-21 2.750 2064-12-01 CA135087C939 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 0.250 2022-11-01 CA135087L369 25.000 0.225 100.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 0.250 2023-02-01 CA135087L773 795.790 0.241 95.78947
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 1.750 2023-03-01 CA135087H490 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 0.250 2023-05-01 CA135087L856 929.210 0.275 95.78947
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 1.500 2023-06-01 CA135087A610 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 8.000 2023-06-01 CA135087UT96 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 2.000 2023-09-01 CA135087H987 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 2.250 2024-03-01 CA135087J546 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 0.250 2024-04-01 CA135087L690 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-15 Nominal 2021-04-19 2.500 2024-06-01 CA135087B451 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 1.500 2024-09-01 CA135087J967 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 1.250 2025-03-01 CA135087K528 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 2.250 2025-06-01 CA135087D507 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 9.000 2025-06-01 CA135087VH40 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 0.500 2025-09-01 CA135087K940 302.884 0.845 67.30769
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 0.250 2026-03-01 CA135087L518 572.116 0.957 67.30769
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 1.500 2026-06-01 CA135087E679 25.000 0.966 100.00000
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 1.000 2027-06-01 CA135087F825 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-14 Nominal 2021-04-16 8.000 2027-06-01 CA135087VW17 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 1.000 2027-06-01 CA135087F825 100.000 1.101 100.00000
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 8.000 2027-06-01 CA135087VW17 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 2.000 2028-06-01 CA135087H235 70.792 1.225 74.25743
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 2.250 2029-06-01 CA135087J397 20.000 1.331 100.00000
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 5.750 2029-06-01 CA135087WL43 0.000 - 0.00000
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 1.250 2030-06-01 CA135087K379 85.000 1.461 100.00000
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 0.500 2030-12-01 CA135087L443 539.208 1.513 74.25743
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 5.750 2033-06-01 CA135087XG49 35.000 1.653 100.00000
2021-04-13 Nominal 2021-04-15 5.000 2037-06-01 CA135087XW98 50.000 1.726 100.00000

Reporting

The Bank’s aggregate holdings of Government of Canada bonds are updated every Friday on the Bank’s weekly balance sheet.

The Bank’s individual holdings of all Government of Canada securities and federal government guaranteed debt securities issued by federal Crown corporations are available at Bank of Canada Holdings.

Key contacts


Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613-782-7723


Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613-782-7245

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