Where to find EFT Account Info for Canada

To set up automatic payments for Canadian customers using EFT, enter your Institution Number, Branch Number and Account Number from the bottom of your paper cheque. 

General Recommendations

  • The transit number is the number between ⑆ and ⑉ (Ex: ⑆12345⑉). Enter 5 digits for your transit number. If your transit number is less than 5 digits, add zeros to the beginning. For example, if your transit number is 2, enter 00002.
  • For most banks, the account number follows the transit and institution numbers. It comes after ⑆ and before ⑈ (Ex: ⑆1234567⑈). Your account number may be broken up by symbols on your cheque. Enter your full account number and do not include any dashes, spaces or additional zeros.


Specific Tips for Common Canadian Banks

BankInstitution NumberAccount Number LengthAdditional Tips
TD Canada Trust 004 A 7 digits The last 7 digits on your cheque. Be sure to not include the 4 digit designation number which precedes your account number.
Desjardins 815 7 digits The last digit on your cheque, the verification digit, is part of your 7 digit account number. Make sure to include this digit.
Tangerine (formerly ING Bank of Canada) 614 10 digits Online bank: Transit number will always be 00152.
HSBC Bank of Canada 016 9 digits (the last 9 on your cheques) The transit number will always begin with 10XXX.
Central 1 828 5 to 12 digits Your account number appears on your cheques after the institution number (828).
Bank of Montreal (BMO) 001 7digits N/A
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 010 A 7-digit account number. N/A
Royal Bank of Canada 003 7 digits N/A
Scotiabank 002 7 or 12 digits N/A
National Bank of Canada 006 7 digits N/A
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