Send money to Canada

Send money to Canada online or with our app. It couldn’t be easier with Western Union — choose from our many payment methods and make a fully secure money transfer.

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    Easily send money from France to Canada

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    A wide network of agent locations

    Your friends and family can pick up money from wherever they are, from Vancouver to Montreal, by visiting their nearest Western Union agent location.

    Easy transfer tracking

    Track your money transfer at a glance when sending money from France to Canada with your unique MTCN (money transfer control number).

    Save your receiver’s details

    Easily repeat your money transfers to Canada by saving your receivers’ details for recurring transfers, and save time when you next need to send money.

    Why choose Western Union?

    Easy registration

    Register today by entering your details to create your free profile, online or via the app.

    Pay the way you like

    Send money from home or on the go online or via the Western Union® app.

    Enhanced security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention measures protect your Western Union money transfers.

    Worldwide reach

    With Western Union, you can transfer money from France to 200+ countries and territories around the world.

    Send money to Canada in a few taps with our app

    Save your loved ones’ details to make your next money transfer to Canada even easier.

    Send money to Canada wherever you are and whenever you want — from home, from the office or on the go.

    Once you’ve clicked “Send,” you can track the progress of your transfer with your MTCN (money transfer control number).

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    Choose the payment method that suits you best

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    Be there for your loved ones when they need you

    Whether your loved ones are celebrating a birth in Vancouver or a wedding in Montreal, or have a business opportunity, show your support with a reliable money transfer with Western Union. Use our service to send money to Canada whenever and from wherever you want.

    Be there for your loved ones when they need you

    Whether your loved ones are celebrating a birth in Vancouver or a wedding in Montreal, or have a business opportunity, show your support with a reliable money transfer with Western Union. Use our service to send money to Canada whenever and from wherever you want.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Canada?

    Money transfers to Canada are capped at €50,000 if you choose to carry out the transaction by bank transfer. With payment by credit2/debit card, you can send up to €5000 to a bank account. Finally, please note that if your receiver wants to pick up the money in cash, the amount of the transfer made online or at an agent location must not exceed €5000.

    How do I send money online to Canada?
    1. Create a profile or log in to your Western Union account and click “Continue.”
    2. Select “Canada” in the “Send to” box and enter the amount you would like to send in the relevant box.
    3. Once you’ve entered the desired amount, you’ll be asked to choose how the receiver will get the money — in their bank account or to be picked up in cash.
    4. For the next step, select a payment method. You should now be able to see a comprehensive quote.
    5. Click “Continue” to go to the next page and fill out both your own and the receiver’s details. You will also be asked to indicate the reason for the transfer and the source of the funds.
    6. Once you’ve confirmed the transaction, you’ll receive a unique MTCN (money transfer control number) to track the progress of your transfer. You can share this number with your receiver.
    What do I need to send money to Canada online?

    If you haven’t already, create a Western Union profile for free. Visit our registration page and enter the following details:

    • Your name and address.
    • Details of an official form of ID, such as a driver’s license or a French passport.

    Once you’re registered, you can start setting up your money transfer to Canada by entering the following details:

    • The reason for the transfer and the source of the funds.
    • Your receiver’s name, mailing address and email address.
    • If you’re making a transfer to a bank account, you will also need your receiver’s bank details, including their account number.
    How do I send money to Canada from a Western Union agent location?

    If you want to transfer money from a Western Union agent location, find one nearby. Why not use our online tool to find your nearest agent location? Once you’ve found an agent location, please do the following:

      1. Visit your chosen agent location with your ID, your bank details and your receiver’s bank details.
      2. Pay for your transfer using your chosen payment method. If you have started setting up the transfer online or via our app, you have 24 hours to make the payment in person by going to an agent location with your ID.
      3. Keep your unique MTCN (money transfer control number). You can find it on your receipt and share it with your receiver.
    How do I work out the transfer fees for sending money to Canada?

    Once you’ve selected your payment method, how the receiver wants the money and the transfer amount on our dedicated page, the details regarding the transfer fees1, estimated transfer time and exchange rates1 will display.

    How long does the transfer take to get to Canada?

    Transfer times may vary depending on the payment method, what time you made the transfer, public holidays and security checks. When you select your payment method, you’ll be able to see the estimated transfer time before committing to making the transfer. For example, a bank transfer from France to Canada can take up to six business days3. If you’re transferring money to be picked up in cash, it can arrive in a few minutes3.

    Got more questions?

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us. Our customer service team is at your disposal.

    1 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing an intermediary money transfer company, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, 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.

    2 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    3 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including the amount sent, the destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or the selection of delayed delivery options. For money transfers made by cell phone, the funds will be paid to the receiver’s mobile wallet account provider so they can then be credited to the account linked to the receiver’s cell phone number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS, account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form to learn more about restrictions.