Garnishments are the legal process to collect money (for a debt or judgement) by a creditor, against a person who owes money.
In Canada a garnishment usually means a wage garnishment, where the creditor is trying to take a portion of the debtor’s wages at the source. Creditors can also apply to garnishee bank accounts.
Where creditor obtains a court order for a garnishment, the order is served on the employer or bank. The employer or bank is then required by law to send the garnished wages to the creditor until the debt is paid.