Methods of Payment Accepted


All fee payments must be made in Canadian currency.

Credit-debit cards (VISA debit/MasterCard debit) are not accepted.

Cash/debit card

These cards are accepted in person only at CIPO Head Office.

Cheque/money order

Make payment to the Receiver General for Canada in Canadian currency only and mail it to one of our offices.

Credit card

You can use VISA, MasterCard and American Express only.

Deposit account

You can use CIPO deposit accounts only. For more information, consult the Deposit account section.

Wire transfer

Wire transfers must be made through the Bank of Nova Scotia (see below). Make the payment out to the Receiver General for Canada.

Bank of Nova Scotia
Toronto Business Services Centre
20 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3R3

Institution number: 002
Transit number: 47696
Beneficiary name: INDUSTRY CANADA – CIPO
Beneficiary account number: 476961238817
Charges field: OUR
Authorization number: 033-22846

Include the following information with your bank transfer to avoid delays:

  • name and telephone number of contact person
  • deposit account or file number
  • type of service requested

To help us identify the service requested, send us the bank transfer date and a printout of your receipt by fax or email it to CIPO Finance and Administration Directorate. Please also fax or mail documentation on the service requested along with the bank transfer date and amount, and the bank receipt.

Note: Clients are responsible for all banking fees.

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