Canada. Bank of Canada

Site: Ottawa

Service: Unclaimed Properties Office

Record #: BTN4890
Last Full Update: 28 Sep 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone Unclaimed Properties Office Toll Free 1-833 876-2267 
General Inquiries Toll free 1-800-303-1282
TTY Phone Toll free 1 833-608-7800
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Agency Information

Description (Agency)

The nation's central bank.

Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Provides Canadians with information and tools to access unclaimed properties held by the Bank of Canada, including bank balances, Canada Savings Bonds, Canada Premium Bonds, Government of Canada bonds and Canada RSP and Canada RIF plans.  
An “unclaimed balance” is a Canadian-dollar account, deposit or negotiable instrument issued or held by a federally regulated bank or trust company that has been transferred to the Bank of Canada after it has been inactive for a period of ten years and the owner cannot be contacted 
Only the following types of unclaimed balances are held by the Bank of Canada


  • current/chequing accounts
  • savings accounts 


  • positive credit card balances
  • term deposits
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)
  • deposit receipts 

Retail debt products:

  • Canada Savings Bonds
  • Canada Premium Bonds
  • The Canada RSP
  • The Canada RIF plans
  • Government of Canada bonds.

Negotiable Instruments:

  • bank drafts
  • certified cheques
  • money orders
  • official cheques
  • traveller's cheques
  • amounts under $1000 are held for 30 years
  • amounts of $1000 and over are held for 100 years
  • if the balance remains unclaimed at the end of the prescribed custody period the Bank of Canada transfers the funds to the Receiver General for Canada

Search the Unclaimed Property Registry


Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm

Areas Served Canada ; Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions

Unclaimed balances may be searched by anyone for free using the online search tool on the website, or by inquiring by email, telephone or regular mail

Languages English ; French
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
Bank of Canada, Unclaimed Properties Office
234 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9
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Intersection Wellington St and Mackenzie Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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