How to buy Canadian dollars (CAD) online
How and where to find the best value for money when buying Canadian dollars.
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If you’re planning a trip to Canada, it’s a good idea to stock up on some Canadian dollars before you head overseas.
But where can you find the best value when exchanging AUD for CAD? Keep reading for a comparison of the top ways to buy Canadian dollars.
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.
- Pick up your Canadian dollars.
Compare online currency exchange services
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
Where's the best place to buy Canadian dollars?
You have four main options when buying foreign currency. The best option for you will depend on your personal circumstances
At a bank
- You often don't have to be an existing bank customer
- Quick and easy
- Order online or at your nearest branch
- Can't match the exchange rates of dedicated currency exchange services
- Higher fees
At the airport
- Extremely convenient
- Handy if you forget to buy currency in advance
- May be able to order online and get a better rate
- Limited competition so you can't compare your options
- Low exchange rates
- High fees
What's the exchange rate right now?
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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.
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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.
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