Occasionally, cheques issued by PNG to customers or vendors become outdated because they remain uncashed. This could be because they were unsuccessfully delivered and not returned to PNG or perhaps they’ve been received by the recipient and then lost.
PNG makes reasonable attempts by mail and phone to contact parties who are owed money, however sometimes our efforts are unsuccessful. These unclaimed funds are transferred into a searchable database that is made available on our website. Per the rules laid out in BC’s Unclaimed Property Act and Regulation, our database identifies sums of $50 or more. These items remain active in the database for the time periods prescribed in Article 5.1(1)(a) of the Regulation.
If you believe that PNG may owe you money, you can search our database. If your name appears, then you can file an application to have the funds returned to you.