How to find the branch, institution and account numbers for a bank account

To set up direct deposit, you will need to know the branch, institution, and account number for your bank account.

Your branch (transit), institution, and account number are located on the bottom of a cheque for the relevant account, as shown below.If you do not have cheques or cannot find the numbers shown, you will need to contact your bank.

Here's a list of major Canadian financial institutions and their institution numbers and phone numbers in case you need help retrieving your account information: 

Bank of Montreal: 001

Phone: 1-800-363-9992

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank): 002

Phone: 1-800-267-1234

Royal Bank of Canada: 003

Phone: 1-800-769-2555

Toronto-Dominion Canada Trust: 004

Phone: 1-866-222-3456

Banque Nationale du Canada (National Bank of Canada): 006

Phone: 1-888-483-5628

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce: 010

Phone: 1-800-465-2422

Simplii Financial (formerly President’s Choice Financial): 010

Phone: 1-888-723-8881