Written by Diane Koutnik, Analyst, People Information & Benefits

The Government of Canada announced it will discontinue the sale of Canada Savings Bonds (CSBs) purchased through the Payroll Savings Program as of November 1, 2017.

What this means if you are currently enrolled in the program:

  • Your CSB contributions will continue to be deducted from your pay and will go towards your Payroll Savings Plan up to the last pay in October.
  • The funds in your Payroll Savings Plan are safe, guaranteed and will continue to earn interest until redemption or maturity, whichever comes first. If you wish to make a redemption prior to the maturity date, you can do so at any time on CSB Online Services or by using the automated telephone service.
  • As each bond series in your Plan matures, the funds (principal and interest) associated with that series will automatically be paid out to you by cheque or direct deposit, according to the account information currently on file.
  • Go to CSB Online Services to validate your mailing address or sign up for direct deposit to ensure you receive your payment.
  • Once all the bond series in your Plan have been redeemed or paid out, your Plan will be closed.

For more information, please visit csb.gc.ca or visit People Information & Benefits Pulse page.


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