Payments Canada takes pride in facilitating collaboration within the payments space and connecting the ecosystem. Alongside our partners, we have worked to establish educational programming that will contribute to a stronger foundation for the payment ecosystem.

Payment Academy

We created Payment Academy as a way for Canadians whether working in the financial industry or just curious about how financial systems work to learn more about the exciting world of payments. Check back as more videos get added to the series.

Lynx, Canada's high-value payment system

Data-rich payments

Canada’s fastest payment system

Payments modernization 101

Supporting Materials

For information about payments modernization please visit Modernization.

The Business of Payments

“The value of the course far exceeded expectations. I appreciated the diversity of the speakers, to provide a set of truly universal perspectives on how the payments industry affects stakeholders differently.”

— Bob Pocius
    Managing Director, Infrastructure, Treasury 
    and Payments Solutions
    Bank of Montreal

The Business of Payments

The Canadian payment landscape is rapidly changing. The Business of Payments program, offered in partnership with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, provides an overview of this changing payment landscape and the trends that are shaping its future.

This collaboration is a response to the need for this type of programming in Canada and has been developed and contextualized to address areas of strategic interest specific to stakeholders within and peripheral to the payment industry. The course covers strategic payment topics, with the goal of equipping senior professionals with the insights needed to adapt to the shifting payment landscape and harness the new opportunities it provides. There hasn’t been a better time to turn your payment knowledge into an industry advantage.

The Rotman School of Management program highlights payment talent acquisition and the payment technology landscape. With a distinct focus on strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and growing payment talent, participants will gain insight into facilitating strong relationships within the payment ecosystem.


Understanding payments 

The following videos are part of Payments Canada's original Learning Exchange series. 

Module 1 – Intro to CPA

Module 2 – Automated funds transfers

Module 3 – Cheques

Module 4 – EDI and bill payments

Module 5 – POS and online payments

Module 6 – Large value transfer system*

* LVTS was replaced by Lynx, Canada’s new high-value payments system in 2021.