Why should you use Western Union to send money to your family abroad?

Canada By Janaina Da Costa August 4, 2022

Sending money to your family that is living or staying abroad is much faster and simple with Western Union Canada. Through our app, available on iOS and Android, it is possible to do international transfers completely online.

In just a few minutes1, you can make transactions wherever you are, without leaving your house or taking long lines. The transactions are reliable and you can send money to over 200 countries and territories. Do you want to know more? Check out this article.


Find out how to use the Western Union app to send money to your family abroad

First, you must download Western Union Canada’s app on your mobile. After that, register informing your personal data – this process is done just one time. Now, proceed to choose your family’s country and add the value in the Canadian currency.

After that, select how the recipient wants to receive the money abroad. There are three options depending on the received country: directly in their bank account, directly in their mobile wallet or withdrawing the money at an authorized Western Union agent. Then, choose the way you want to pay your transfer, which can be in cash in one of our stores or online, using a Visa credit2, debit card or your bank account.

Lastly, after doing the payment plus transfer fees3, Western Union will send you a confirmation by e-mail with MTCN, which is the money transfer control number. Write it down and send this number to your family. So, you will be able to follow the transfer in real time until it is received abroad.


To which countries can you transfer money through the app?

Now that you already know how to send money to your family abroad with the Western Union Canada’s app, you can start making international transactions right now.

With our digital platform, you can send money to Jamaica, Pakistan, the United States, India, Turkey, Mexico, the Philippines, and much more. Check out all the countries available and do a simulation on the day of the transfer to know the best sending option. Enjoy all benefits of sending money online and save time and money.

¹ Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. 

² Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates, and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice.

³ If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

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