On Feb. 17, 2017, e-Invoicing was introduced in Canada, due to the adoption of Universal Business Language (UBL) as a national standard.
In 2018, the Business Payments Coalition e-Invoicing Subcommittee, which was sponsored by the United States Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, was established. This sought to study electronic invoices in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) then published a circular on electronic invoices, including the corresponding guide. This was intended to promote the use of electronic invoices in the country.
According to the Billentis report 2021, the optimization of internal processes is still preferred, but collaboration and electronic interaction between trading partners are also increasing. Besides, end-to-end electronic processing of business invoices is to be made possible.