How to buy Canadian dollars online in 4 easy steps
Shop around to compare the current exchange rates being offered by a range of currency exchange services.
Order your CAD and choose whether the currency will be delivered to you or you'll collect it in-store.
Pay for the purchase. You can usually pay using your bank account or credit/debit card and you'll have to provide your name and contact details so your identity can be verified when you pick up your cash.
The table below will help you compare your money transfer options when sending money to Canada. Simply enter your transaction amount into the calculator and check the fees and exchange rates offered by different transfer services.
The "Rate" and "Amount Received" displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.
Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention "Finder" before you commit to a brand.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, many currency exchange stores offer a buy-back service if you need to sell your unwanted Canadian dollars.
It's generally a good idea to buy some Canadian dollars before you embark on your holiday. This will give you the freedom to shop around for the best exchange rate and time your purchase for when the Australian dollar is strong compared to the Canadian dollar.
However, if you don't want to purchase CAD ahead of time, you may be able to find a travel money card that makes it convenient and affordable to withdraw Canadian dollars once you've arrived in Canada.
Tim Falk is a writer for Finder, writing across a diverse range of topics. Over the course of his 15-year writing career, Tim has reported on everything from travel and personal finance to pets and TV soap operas. When he’s not staring at his computer, you can usually find him exploring the great outdoors.
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