Save on fees when you get cash at any bank machine that's part of the Global ATM Alliance. Make sure you use your foreign coins while you're travelling, you can't exchange them in Canada. And when you return, it's a great idea to review your bank/credit card statements to make sure your charges are accurate.
Sending money from here to there
Western Union Money Transfer
Western Union allows you to send money to friends and family all over the world. They'll use your tracking number to pick up funds at any Western Union.
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Commercial and Small Business Customers
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Cash vs. non-cash
Cash is tangible money, like bills or banknotes. Non-cash refers to electronic funds, like wire payments or bank drafts. Because it costs more to acquire and handle the cash, the exchange rates for cash are a little higher than non-cash.
Currency rate fluctuation
Rates change through the day and the change may not be represented on our site in real time.
The foreign exchange rates are based on a number of factors, including whether it's cash/non-cash transaction, how much money you're exchanging and market conditions.
Bank of Canada's rate
All Bank of Canada exchange rates are indicative rates only, derived from averages of transaction prices and price quotes from financial institutions. So they don't necessarily reflect the rates of actual market transactions. As such, they are intended to be broadly indicative of market prices at the time of publication but do not necessarily reflect the rates at which actual market transactions have been or could be conducted.