Methods of Payment

The OAA accepts payment in Canadian funds through a variety of means, including:

  • cheque;
  • money order or bank draft;
  • Interac Online (available for RBC, TD and Credit Union through your online cart);
  • online banking;
  • Visa and MasterCard—online only (by phone or in-person is not accepted);
  • debit card—in-person only (Currently not available); and
  • wire transfer

There are also options for U.S. or international payments.


Online Banking

Online banking is available through the following Canadian banks—Bank of Montreal (BMO), Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), National Bank of Canada, Credit Unions, and Tangerine. Note: You must use your OAA ID (which can be found in the top right hand corner of your invoice) to ensure the OAA receives the correct information from the bank to process your payment and avoid cancellation.


1. Log in to your financial institution’s online account.
2. Set up “Ontario Association of Architects” as a payee. (“Ontario Association Architect” if you are with CIBC).
3. For your account number, use your OAA ID found in the top right-hand corner of your invoice. Please note your individual OAA ID is different than your Certificate of Practice ID.
4. Submit your payment(s).

Visa and MasterCard Payments

For individuals who wish to pay by credit card, there is a 2.5 per cent convenience fee. Visa and MasterCard are now accepted for online payments only—they can not be accepted over the phone or in person.

Please note that the convenience fee of 2.5 per cent is not refundable once the payment has been made.

Wire Transfer

Please note that an additional $25 should be included for wire transfer transactions in order to cover bank service charges.
Branch Transit Number:  00502
Institution Number:  0010
Account Number:  71-84816
Bank Name: CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
Address: 2 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M4W 2G7

U.S. and International Payments

For individuals located outside of Canada, we ask that payments be remitted in one of the three ways listed below:

  1. Canadian Dollar money order or bank draft. These can be arranged through most banks or at a US Postal Service location.
  2. Wire Transfer, see above for instructions.
  3. US Cheque is now accepted provided that it meets the criteria below.

U.S. Cheque

U.S. individuals and practices may now pay in U.S. dollars by converting the Canadian dollar amount owing using the Bank of Canada currency converter. You must add a 2 per cent bank conversion fee to the amount owing.
For example, $100 in Canadian dollars plus 2 per cent for the bank fee totals $102. The new dollar amount of $102 would then be entered into the amount field on the link provided below to convert into the US dollar equivalent.

Once you are on the Bank of Canada daily currency converter, enter the amount you wish to pay in Canadian dollars, select “From: Canadian Dollar” “To: U.S. Dollar” and select “Convert.”

The Bank of Canada daily converter will provide the “Answer,” the “Exchange Rate,” and the date of conversion for your records.

If you require additional assistance, contact or


Wendy Ortega, Administrative Assistant, Finance
t: 416.449.6898 Ext. 229