Open APIs

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the fastest-growing, business-influencing technology in the IT industry today, fostering innovation by enabling new digital products and business models for services and creating new business channel opportunities. 
 
Payments Canada’s API developer portal supports our efforts to modernize our products and services in tandem with industry developments and evolving market needs. Through API technology we are making it faster and easier to access the data and functionality of some of our services, to further enable and connect the payments ecosystem.
 
The API Developer Portal provides access to Payments Canada sandbox APIs, allowing developers the ability to explore API functionality using test data. 
 
Included in the API catalogue are Corporate Creditor Identification Number (CCIN), and Financial Institutions File (FIF) APIs. New in 2020, Payments Rails APIs were added, open to the public, to allow users a view into the future of real-time rail payments and beyond. These APIs include Account validation, Payments initiation, and Request to pay.
 
Payments Canada also offers its members a safe and secure platform to test Lynx APIs. Lynx is Canada’s high-value payment system. Using a sandbox environment, users can send and receive test-data and experience this new system first-hand, in advance of go-live. 
 
Join us in exploring the world of APIs. To register as a developer or to learn more, please visit the API developer portal or contact us