Why do I have to provide the sender and payee information for my Money Order?

You must provide the sender (person or business) and payee (person or business) information to buy a postal Money Order. This is required by the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

For Money Orders of $3,000 or more, you will also need to provide information on the conductor. This means you will need to provide your information if you are the person making the transaction on behalf of a business or another person.

These requirements protect your Money Order. Only the payee that you designate, and whose name is imprinted on the Money Order, will be able to cash it.

You can only be issued a Money Order if you provide the ‘Sender’ or the ‘Pay To’ names. Without this information, the transaction cannot be completed.