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An easy way to send money to Canada
When you need to transfer money to Canada in a hurry, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you want to help a friend who’s exploring Banff National Park. Maybe you want to send a little extra cash to your niece to cover tuition. Or maybe, you want to send money to your parents who are celebrating a milestone anniversary. Whatever the reason, you choose how you want to send money to Canada. We can get your money there within minutes1.
Send money to Canada on the go with our money transfer app. Or start a transfer and complete it in-store to save time.
Visit your local agent location for that personal touch when you want to transfer money from the US to Canada.
You can send money to major Canadian banks, including the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Toronto, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2 or debit card
Send money direct to bank accounts
Send money directly to friends and family who bank with the likes of the Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal, Toronto, or Nova Scotia.Send now
Transfer through our app
Download our app to send money from the US to Canada wherever you and your receiver are. Save their details to make repeat payments quickly and easily.
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Sending money to Canada in person
Transfer money from the US to Canada in person by visiting your nearest agent location. Choose from over 2,7001 pick-up points – from Toronto up to Yukon.Explore Western Union® locations
Choose how you send money to Canada
Whatever’s easiest for you and your receiver, you can start sending money to Canada online, via our app, or in-person – direct to their bank account or for a cash pick-up.
Protected money transfers
We’re committed to keeping your money transfer from the US to Canada protected by our secure encryption and fraud prevention for your peace of mind.
Find a convenient location
With thousands of locations in Canada, it’s easy to find somewhere local to arrange a cash pick-up for your friend or family member.
Enjoy international reach
Transfer money to Canada and beyond. We have more than 550,0001 agent locations across over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Follow our simple and free sign-up steps and begin sending money to Canada today.
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Keep an eye on the progress of every money transfer from the US to Canada you make.
Quickly send money to friends and family by storing their details for later.
Whether your receivers are camping in Yellowknife, living large at The Toronto Film Festival, skiing in Montreal, or hunting for the best seafood restaurant in Halifax, they can pick up a money transfer at more than 3,000 agent locations throughout Canada.
This depends on your method of sending money to Canada and can vary based on the Western Union agent location you use. You can send up to $50,000 (or the equivalent in Canadian dollars) when sending money online to a bank account.
The maximum amount you can send and receive at a Western Union agent location is generally $7,500. However, it’s best to check the limit at your local location and the receivers for sending money to Canada first.
To send money to Canada from the USA, follow these simple steps:
To send money from the US to Canada you need a government-issued ID (such as a passport or US driver’s license) to first register with Western Union. Then you also need your receiver in Canada’s:
It depends on how you have chosen to transfer money from the US to Canada. In some cases, your money may arrive in minutes4 with cash pickup – otherwise, expect it to take one to two banking days.
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1 Agent locations count valid as of June 30th, 2021.
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 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)
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. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to the receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the 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.