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Direct deposit

The Government of Canada is switching from cheques to direct deposit for all government payments. To receive payment from Health Canada or the Public Health Agency of Canada, you must enrol for direct deposit.

With direct deposit, the Government of Canada deposits payments automatically into your bank account. It's an easy and secure way to receive your payments without any postal delay. Not only will you be able to access your payments more quickly, you can also be sure they will never be lost, stolen, or damaged. It’s convenient and reliable.

Please enrol for direct deposit as soon as possible by completing and signing the enrolment form then submitting your information as per the instructions on the form. If you prefer to receive the enrolment form electronically please contact: DD@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Health Canada recognizes that direct deposit may pose a challenge for some people. An exception can be made and a paper cheque issued if an individual does not have a bank account. If you meet this exception criteria referenced, complete and sign the exception form, then submit your information as per the instructions on the form. You must provide your email address in order to continue to receive payment details.

If you have any questions on direct deposit please contact us by sending an email to DD@hc-sc.gc.ca.