Real-Time Rail — Developers

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 Innovating real-time payment services

Payments Canada’s Real-Time Rail API sandbox allows developers to explore and create against API functionality user test data. These APIs will help businesses prepare for the launch of the Real-Time Rail.

Who can use the sandbox?

The Real-Time Rail API sandbox is open to any developer, business or individual. There is no fee to use the developer portal

How to access the sandbox

Register for the developer portal to access the sandbox and receive notifications when new APIs are added

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Why use the Real-Time Rail API sandbox?

The benefits of using the APIs in a sandbox environment include:

  1. Exploration and experimentation: A safe, secure environment to test Real-Time Rail APIs

  1. System visualization: Understand the Real-Time Rail and its capabilities prior to go-live

  1. Simplified onboarding: Ease of integration with the Real-Time Rail at go-live

  1. Business opportunities: The Real-Time Rail APIs will create opportunities for users to build their own use cases for the Real-Time Rail

  1. Innovation: Real-Time Rail use cases will lead to early API and product development

  1. Single and public source of truth: An open testing environment means developers have access to the documentation and information they need to innovate and collaborate