Government, Education, Non Profit

Flexible Payment Processing & Guaranteed Low Rates

Offer students affordable solutions with instalment or deferred payments or use recurring billing for government payments like utility or water bills. Either way, you never have to chase payments again.

Integrate With Your Website or E-Commerce Platform

With NFC-capable terminals, your clients no longer have to suffer through long lines. Use our wireless terminals for table-side EMV and mobile payments. Accept credit, debit, and mobile wallet payments at the counter or wherever your clients may be.

The Mobile POS That Goes Where You Go

Bring learning to your students or take donations on your smartphone at community events for ticket sales, silent auctions, and more with our mobile payments solution.

Whether Your Institution Is Big Or Small – We Make It Easy For You Pick Perfect Credit Card Processing Setup For You!

Educational Institutions and Schools

  • If you administer payment collection for Educational Institutions or Schools you know that when students have flexible payment processing options, they’re better equipped to get their tuition and fees paid in time.

  • Make it easy for parents and students to pay for tuition and other school-related expenses.

  • Improve the administrative processes and cash flow of educational institutions or schools while providing great service.

  • Easily track students’ late payments (and follow up), allocate staff and resources accordingly, and identify top tutors.

  • With Canada First’s Cost Plus Pricing model most educational institutions and schools are able to take full advantage of the much lower (as much as 30% lower!) interchange processing rates offered to them by Visa and MasterCard.

  • Easily Manage Inventory By Tracking Sales Over Time And Popular Menu Items

Governmental Institutions

  • Enjoy secure transactions with the highest level of encryption and tokenization, beyond standard PCI requirements

  • Accept Level 3 transactions with line item details often used by government agencies

  • Take advantage of lower interchange costs by processing Level 3 transactions

  • Our experience and expertise help make payments between business and government simple and secure. By working with Canada First, your business can qualify for lower interchange rates. Let Canada First help you qualify today!

Non Profits and Charities

Looking To Have Your Non Profit Start Accepting Credit Cards? Consider The Following:

  • Canada First payment tools help you raise funds to support your cause. Fewer people carry cash and benefactors donate more generously with credit cards.

  • Do you want to accept donations online? – Canada First gives you the tools to easily set up a “donate” button on your website.

  • Do you want to offer honorariums and memorials? – Canada First provides a customizable checkout option that lets you create fields for that data.

  • Do you want to accept regular monthly donations? – Canada First supports recurring billing.

What Our Credit Card Processing Solutions Can Do For You

Manage Your Business From Anywhere


Streamlined Operations

Your dashboard is your center of operations, from sales and inventory to promotions and business reports.

In The Cloud

Access your data anywhere you need to run your business: on the floor, at the office, or on the road.

Insights At Your Fingertips

Harness the power of your own data—discover the patterns and trends driving your sales and take a smarter approach to marketing.

Take A Tour

Take a walk through of some of our most popular features including Virtual Terminal, Mobile, Invoicing, and our award-winning Clover POS platform. We’ll show you how easy it is to process payments using Canada First’s wide selection of credit card processing solutions.

We guarantee that we’ll customize the credit card processing setup for your association at a price you can easily afford.

With Canada First You’ll:

  • Get The Latest In Payment Technology: Canada First offers the most up-to-date payment options for government departments, and educational and non-profit institutioons. Collect payments in your office, through your website and on-the-go. Your merchant account can be used anywhere, anytime.

    If your hardware or software POS is already integrated with a different processor or you want it to be integrated, our semi-integrated solution can be adapted to almost every system.


  • Accept Payments Securely: Never handle sensitive credit card information again. Cardholders can enter their own information through your secure payment page, and we handle the rest.

  • Access Easy To Use Reporting And Reconciliation Tools: Organize transactions, monitor payments and view reporting all in one easy-to-use dashboard.

  • Link Payments and Donations To Your Website: Link payments to your website in order to easily accept payments, fees, dues, registration fees, donations and more! Also compatible with most major POS providers.

…and Much More

  • Choose from a wide range of payment solutions including high speed countertop, wireless or virtual terminals

  • Accept payments online, over the telephone or with your Smartphone or Tablet

  • Easily set up recurring, instalment and deferred payments

  • Our guarantee that we’ll keep your costs down and that we’ll meet or beat the processing rates you’re offered by other processors

  • Get faster access to your cash through next-day funding—that’s one to two days earlier than the standard funding cycle of some other processors

  • Access to online reporting and account management anywhere, anytime

Does Your Business Need….

Point Of Sale Machines

Managing a government department, educational institution or non-profit organization is nothing short of demanding. That’s why it helps to have a payment processing partner that has everything you need to power your efficiency and success. Our payment solutions are fully integrated with industry vendor applications. Our Merchant Advisers are here to help you figure out the right mix of devices and services to best serve your business and customer needs.

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Mobile Payment Solutions

Giving your clients, be they citizens, students, volunteers or charitable donors, more options to pay for memberships or products is a great way to increase transactions and build loyalty.

Turn your smartphone or iPad into a secure mobile terminal. Our mobile apps make it easy to take your payment processing to where your clients are, no matter where you do business

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E-Commerce Solutions
Collect payments online with the most reliable online payment processing for your Government department, Educational institution or Non Profit organization.

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Online Reporting
In the hyper-paced world of business, having access to your sales data at a moment’s notice is crucial to your success.
From merchant statements and alerts to our next-generation Business Track® online portal and dashboard, Canada First offers comprehensive reporting solutions for merchants of all sizes enabling efficient management of payment transaction data.

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Equipment Financing Options
Being flexible means being competitive – that’s why Canada First offers flexible financing options that meet your association’s needs without confining rental contracts. We provide strategic, affordable financing solutions to help you reach your business goals.

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Let's Work Together

Get in touch and ask us for a quote or ask a question about what solution is best for your business. Call us at 888-616-6967 or click to send an email. We’re here to help.