Public Services and Procurement Canada examines the benefits of a real-time rail for the Government of Canada’s payment processes

Published: March 3, 2022

In this case study, Public Services and Procurement Canada examines the benefits of payments modernization and data-rich payments for the Receiver General for Canada. By adopting the ISO 20022 financial messaging standard, which allows enhanced remittance data to travel with a payment, the Receiver General will modernize its own processes and improve efficiencies.
 
The Public Services and Procurement Canada case study examines the following benefits:

  • Enhanced and more efficient experience for Canadian individuals and businesses when remitting payment to the Government of Canada
  • The ability to leverage straight-through processing, optimize reconciliation activities and minimize duplication and rework
  • Environmental benefits through the reduction of paper-based invoices and payments

 For more information on the benefits of modern payments and ISO 20022 for Canadian businesses, governments and other organizations, read our case studies.

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ISO 20022 and the Real-Time Rail payment system

ISO 20022 is the foundation for payment messaging across all modernized payment systems.The transition to ISO 20022 will support interoperability with global payment ecosystems, will enable new opportunities for financial products and services, and bring new levels of efficiency to the Canadian economy. Financial Institutions looking for resources or services to support their adoption of the standard should visit the Payments Canada ISO 20022 Resource Centre.
 
Launching in 2023, the Real-Time Rail (RTR) payment system will support faster payments 24/7/365 that are irrevocable, and use the ISO 20022 financial messaging standard for all transactions. The RTR will also act as a platform for innovation, allowing for the development of new products and services by third-party providers that will give Canadians new and faster ways to pay and transfer money.