Methods of Payment Accepted

Payment methods we accept

You must pay all fees to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in Canadian dollars. We do not accept foreign currencies.

Ways to pay

CIPO accepts the following types of payment:

  • Cash/debit cards

    Payments using cash or debit card are accepted only at CIPO’s headquarters, located at 50 Victoria Street, Place du Portage I, Room C114 in Gatineau, Quebec.

  • Credit cards

    You may make credit card payments online, by mail, by fax or in person.

    We take Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards only.

    Note that there is a limit of $99,999 or 2000 files per online credit card transaction.

    The summary report is available online.

    To see your statements online, you must contact CIPO's Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration in writing and link your credit cards to the people in your firm who are authorized to work with Industry Canada. Please include the name of your firm, your credit card numbers, and your Industry Canada username.

    Send your request to CIPO by:

    Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476), 819-953-OPIC (6742)
    Email: ic.cipofinance-opicfinance.ic@canada.ca

    Mail to the attention of:
    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration
    Place du Portage I
    50 Victoria Street, Room C114
    Gatineau QC K1A 0C9

  • Deposit accounts

    You can make deposit account payments online, by fax, by mail or in person.

    Opening a deposit account

    To open a deposit account, please complete and send us the deposit account form.

    Using your deposit account

    To add an authorized user to your deposit account:

    • Contact CIPO's Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration in writing.
    • Include the name of your firm, deposit account numbers, and the Industry Canada user name for the individual for whom access is requested.
    • Send your request to CIPO by:

    Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476), 819-953-OPIC (6742)
    Email: ic.cipofinance-opicfinance.ic@canada.ca

    Mail to the attention of:
    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration
    Place du Portage I
    50 Victoria Street, Room C114
    Gatineau QC K1A 0C9

    Replenish your deposit account

    You can replenish your deposit account using cash/debit cards, through an online banking service, by cheque/money order or by wire transfer.

    To replenish your account, fill out the fee payment form and send it to CIPO with your payment by:

    Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476), 819-953-OPIC (6742)
    Email: ic.cipofinance-opicfinance.ic@canada.ca

    Mail to the attention of:
    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration
    Place du Portage I
    50 Victoria Street, Room C114
    Gatineau QC K1A 0C9

    In person: CIPO Headquarters located at 50 Victoria Street, Place du Portage I, Room C114 in Gatineau, Quebec.

    Deposit account statements

    The summary report of deposit account statements is available online.

    To see your online statements, you must contact CIPO's Finance, Integrated Planning and Administrationn writing and link your deposit accounts to the people in your firm who are authorized to work with Industry Canada. Please include the name of your firm, your deposit accounts numbers, and your Industry Canada username.

    Send your request to CIPO by:

    Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476), 819-953-OPIC (6742)
    Email: ic.cipofinance-opicfinance.ic@canada.ca

    Mail to the attention of:
    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration
    Place du Portage I
    50 Victoria Street, Room C114
    Gatineau QC K1A 0C9

    Electronic filing/online limits

    Note that there is a limit of 2000 files per deposit account transaction.

    Closing your deposit account

    To close your deposit account, please complete and send the close a deposit account form.

  • Online banking service

    CIPO's deposit account holders can replenish their accounts through their Canadian bank's online system.

    To open a CIPO deposit account, follow the instructions above under “Deposit accounts”.

    Please follow these instructions to replenish your account using online banking:

    1. Log into your online banking account.
    2. Add CIPO as a recipient in the bill payment section. Footnote 1
    3. Enter CIPO's 10-digit online banking number, which you can find on the
      online statements page of CIPO's website under "On-Line Banking Ref. No." column. Footnote 2
    4. Transfer an amount of money to replenish your CIPO deposit account.

    For more information or to open a deposit account, please contact CIPO’s Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration.

    To create an account, retrieve a lost or forgotten username or password or update your Industry Canada account, visit My Industry Canada Account. Then please contact CIPO’S Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration to link your Industry Canada username to your online deposit account statement. Your request must include your firm's name, deposit account number and Industry Canada username.

  • Cheques/money orders

    All cheques and money orders must be in Canadian dollars and made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

  • Wire transfer

    Important information: All electronic funds transfers must be made through the Bank of Nova Scotia in Canadian dollars and be made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

    You need the following information to transfer funds to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's account:

    Name of banking institution:
    Bank of Nova Scotia
    Toronto Business Services Centre
    20 Queen Street West
    Toronto ON M5H 3R3
    Canada

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

    To avoid processing delays, we suggest that you include the following information with your bank transfer:

    Contact information: name and telephone number of contact person
    Identification number: deposit account number/your file number
    Request: replenishment/type of service

    To help us identify the services you need, you must send us the date of the bank transfer and a printout of your receipt by one of the following methods:

    Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476), 819-953-OPIC (6742)
    Email: ic.cipofinance-opicfinance.ic@canada.ca

    In addition, you need to send us the right documentation for the service you have asked for, with a covering letter that shows the amount and the date of the bank transfer and your bank receipt by one of the following methods:

    Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476), 819-953-OPIC (6742)

    Mail to the attention of:

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration
    Place du Portage I
    50 Victoria Street, Room C114
    Gatineau QC K1A 0C9

    Please note that you are responsible for any transaction fees charged by your banking institution. You pay all charges relating to electronic payments and not deducted from the remittance amount.

Ways to send a payment

The accepted ways to pay for each submission method are below:

  • Electronic-filing/e-payment

    Accepted ways to pay

    • Credit cards
    • Deposit accounts

    Note

    • For help, read our electronic payment tips.
    • There is a limit of 2000 files per credit card and deposit account transaction. There is also a limit of $99,999 for credit card transaction.
    • Only certain fees can be paid online.
  • Mail/Facsimile

    Accepted ways to pay

    • Credit cards
    • Deposit accounts
    • Cheques/money orders
    • Wire transfer

    Note

    Complete and send the CIPO Fee Payment Form as the cover page.

    Mailing address:
    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Finance, Integrated Planning and Administration
    Place du Portage I
    50 Victoria Street, Room C114,
    Gatineau QC K1A 0C9

    Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476) or 819-953-OPIC (6742)

  • In person

    Accepted ways to pay

    • Cash/debit cards (accepted at CIPO headquarters only)
    • Credit cards
    • Deposit accounts
    • Cheques/money orders
    • Wire transfers

    Note

    Complete and send CIPO’s fee payment form as the cover page to CIPO headquarters (50 Victoria Street, Place du Portage I, Room C114, in Gatineau, Quebec) or at one of our regional offices. For more information, please see our correspondence procedures.

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