Send money to Canada

Send money to Canada from the UK quickly and easily with Western Union. Transfer money to friends, family and loved ones around the country in just a few simple steps.

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    80% customers take less than 6 minutes to complete an online transfer with WU.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose how to send money to Canada

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

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    Send money to Canada in a few taps with our app

    Save your receiver’s details so you can easily make repeat transfers.

    Track transfers in real time to make sure your money is on its way.

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    Rating as of 9 March 2022.


    More information on how to send money to Canada from the UK

    Most major banks are covered

    From the Royal Bank of Canada to the Bank of Montreal, send money directly from the UK to your receiver’s bank account in Canada.

    Send money to a bank account

    Get a free estimate before you send

    Our transfer estimator lets you check GBP/CAD exchange rates and transfer fees3 in advance.

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    Have your receiver’s details ready

    Send money to Canada by providing your receiver’s full name, financial institution number, branch transit number, bank name, account number and personal address.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Pay the way you like

    Conveniently send money at home or on the go with online banking or through the Western Union® app. Pay by cash or credit2/debit card when you visit one of our 4,3001 agent locations in the UK.

    Committed to security

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

    International reach

    We move money from the UK to Canada as well as over 200 countries and territories around the world.

    Register for free

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

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    Get rewarded with the My WU program

    Collect points every time you transfer money from the UK to Canada and receive up to 50% off transfer fees3.

    Schedule transfers

    Create a transfer schedule to automatically send money to friends, family and loved ones –making sure you never forget a transfer.

    Easily track your transfer

    Track your transfer in real time when you send money to Canada from the UK with your unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Save receiver details

    Make easy repeat transfers by saving receiver details, ready for the next time you need to send money.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I transfer money to a Canadian bank account?
    1. Begin by logging in to your profile – or register for free. Click ‘Send now’ to start the transfer.
    2. Choose your destination – Canada – and enter your amount.
    3. Next, select how your receiver will get their money. This could be in-branch or to a bank account. Enter their details or select a previous receiver.
    4. Pay by debit card, credit2 card or bank transfer.
    5. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Share this securely with your receiver, as they will need it to collect their money.
    What do I need to send money online to Canada from the UK?

    Once you’re registered with Western Union, you will need your receiver’s bank details to send money online to Canada from the UK. You will also need:

    • Your name, address, banking details and account number
    • The purpose of your money transfer
    • The receiver’s full name, address, financial institution number, branch transit number, bank name and account number.

    If arranging a cash pick-up online, enter the destination and amount you wish to send and select ‘Cash pick-up’. You will then only need to enter your receiver’s name and address. Pay with credit2 or debit card and receive your MTCN number.

    How much money can I send to Canada?

    If you wish to send more than 799.99 GBP within a five-day period, you will need to confirm your identity with Western Union first. Once we have confirmed your identity, you’ll be able to transfer up to 4,000 GBP for cash pickup within a three-day period.

    For bank transfer to bank account payouts, you can send up to 50,000 GBP per transfer. Bank transfers are available for UK residents only.

    How much does it cost to send money to Canada?

    The cost of sending money to Canada from the UK with Western Union depends on the method of sending and receiving.

    You can use our free price estimator to get an idea of how much your money transfer will cost, including GBP/CAD exchange rates and transfer fees3.

    How do I send money to Canada from a Western Union location?
    1. Search for a Western Union agent location near you.
    2. Go directly to the counter with your valid government-issued ID or phone number and bring your receiver’s bank and account details. Please note you may need to provide proof of source of funds, so ensure you have a bank statement, payslip or tax return with you.
    3. Pay by cash or with debit/credit2.
    4. We’ll give you a receipt with the tracking number for your transfer (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver securely to track and collect the funds.
    How long will it take my money transfer to reach Canada?

    How long it takes to send money to Canada from the UK can depend on how you choose to transfer money. If your loved one wants to receive their money in cash, then this could arrive in minutes4. However, if they are receiving the money to their bank account, then this could take up to four business days.

    Track your transfers to keep an eye on them in real time.

    Still have questions?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

    1 Agent location count valid as of 30 June 2021.

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

    3 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 subject to change without notice.

    4 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. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.