Conveniently send money online with Western Union

Wherever you are and whatever your needs may be, Western Union gives you easy, fast and reliable ways to send money online from Canada.

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Send money online in five simple steps

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Sign up and verify your free profile

Log in or Sign up and verify your profile to send money online from Canada. You can verify your profile using your driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID.

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Choose the amount and destination

Enter the destination and the amount you’d like to send. You can transfer money directly to your receiver’s bank account, a nearby agent location or to their mobile wallet1.

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Enter your receiver’s details

Enter your receiver’s bank account details to transfer money to their bank account. To send funds for cash pickup, provide their name and address.

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Select a secure payment method

Choose to pay with your bank account or your credit/Visa debit card2.

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Confirm, send and track your transfer

Review and confirm. Your money is on its way! We’ll send you a confirmation email with the MTCN to track your money transfer online.

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Ready to send money?

International money transfer services at your fingertips

Send money on the go or start a transfer and pay in-store.
Track your money transfer in real time.
Repeat transfers quickly to friends and family.
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Rating as of December 10, 2020.

More ways to send money online with Western Union

Get a free estimate before you send

Get a free estimate for a money transfer without an obligation to send money later.

Send money on the go with our app

Send money quickly and reliably to over 200 countries and territories4 with the Western Union® app.

Save your receiver’s information to send again quickly

If you make repeat online money transfers, save your receiver’s details in your profile to send again quickly.

Sign up to transfer money online today

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Quick and easy sign up

It’s easy to start sending money online and in person today.

Track your transfer

You can easily track your transfer online or via our app using
the MTCN.

Pay the way that works for you

Pay online using your bank account, credit/Visa debit card2 or cash in-store.

Convenient locations

Send money to a Western Union® agent location near your receiver.

Money in minutes3

Simply transfer money to an agent location and your recipient can collect the cash in minutes.

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Relied on by customers globally

As a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, Western Union’s aim is to help grow economies and create a better world. You have the capability to send funds online, with our app or in person to billions of accounts worldwide. So, go ahead: send money with us and enjoy ease of use, reliable service and all the other benefits we have to offer.

We encrypt your transfers

We are committed to keeping your data secure

An easy, reliable way to transfer money worldwide

Send money with our online services, the Western Union® app or in person at an agent location to virtually anywhere in the world quickly and reliably.

Frequently Asked Questions about sending money online from Canada

How do I send money online to a bank account?

It’s quick and easy to send money online from Canada directly to your receiver’s bank account. Send to a qualifying bank account using your credit/Visa debit card2 or pay by bank transfer. Here’s how:

1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send. Transaction times vary per destination, but you’ll be able to view the times as you make your selections.
3. Select ‘Bank account.’ You can select a past receiver or enter your receiver’s bank account details.
4. Pay with your credit/Visa debit card.
5. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number of your transaction (MTCN). You can share this number with your receiver to track the funds.

How do I send money from Canada for cash pick-up?

If you need to send money urgently, sending money online for cash pickup is a fast and convenient option. Simply pay by credit/Visa debit card2, or by bank transfer and the money is ready for cash pick up in minutes3.

If paying by credit/Visa debit card:

1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send. Select ‘Cash pick-up’ and payment by card.
3. Enter your receiver’s name and address.
4. Pay with your credit/Visa debit card.
5. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver for fast cash pickup.

If paying by bank transfer:

1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to pay with a bank account. Select ‘Cash pick-up.’
3. Verify your bank account and complete your money transfer.
4. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver for fast cash pick-up.

How do I send money online from Canada to a mobile wallet1?

You can send money directly to your receiver’s phone if they have a mobile wallet from one of our partners and are in a country where this service is available.

1. Check available destination countries and mobile providers.
2. Log in or sign up and verify your free account. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
3. Choose delivery ‘To a Mobile Wallet’ and enter the destination and the send amount.
4. Enter your receiver’s name and mobile number.
5. Pay with your checking account or a credit/Visa debit card2.
6. You and your receiver will get a confirmation alert via text notification when the money is delivered.

How do I send money with the Western Union app®?

The Western Union® app lets you send money on the go to a bank account, for cash pick-up or to a mobile wallet1.

1. If you already have the Western Union® app, log in with Touch ID or your credentials. If you don’t have our app yet, simply download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. New users can follow the steps to sign up with an email address. You can verify your profile using your driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID.
2. Start a transfer by entering the destination country and the amount you’d like to send. Choose the payout method that works for you: directly to a bank account, for cash pickup or to a mobile wallet based on your receiver’s country. Then, enter your receiver’s details.
3. Pay for your money transfer via credit/Visa debit card2 or with your bank account.
4. We’ll provide the tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver to track the funds. If sending to a mobile wallet, you and your receiver will get a confirmation alert via text notification when the money is delivered.
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Still have questions about sending money online?

Contact our Customer Care team or visit our
FAQ page for more information.

1 Funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions of service. See Mobile Form for Restrictions.

2 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.

3 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. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.

4 Network data as of 12/31/20.