A Corporate creditor identification number (CCIN) is a unique number assigned to billers to help route their client’s bill payments to them. Each bill category must have its own CCIN. For example, an insurance company could have one CCIN for car insurance bills and another for home insurance bills.
The CCIN is printed at the bottom of bills and invoices.
How to get a CCIN
To get a CCIN, organizations apply through their financial institution. They will collect bill payment remittances on the biller’s behalf.
We maintain a database of all CCINs used in Canada. The database is updated weekly to reflect additions, modifications and discontinuations submitted by participant financial institutions. This database is essential in routing bill payments to their destinations.