Canadian citizens can review the payment dates for the Canada Pension Plan on the Service Canada government website. The CPP payment dates show when the government automatically deposits payments into participating members' bank accounts, according to the Service Canada government website. Citizens not enrolled in direct deposit typically receive payments within the last 3 business days of the month.
Canadian citizens can sign up for direct deposits of CPP and Old Age Security benefits online at the Service Canada government website. In order to sign up, citizens need to have their Social Insurance Number, account number, branch transit number and their bank or financial institution's name, as stated on the Service Canada website.