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
The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank): 002
Royal Bank of Canada: 003
Toronto-Dominion Canada Trust: 004
Banque Nationale du Canada (National Bank of Canada): 006
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce: 010
Simplii Financial (formerly President’s Choice Financial): 010