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Locating Canadian Institution,Transit, and Account Number

In order to send money to and from your Canadian bank account using TransferWise, you will need to have three account details at hand: Financial Institution number (3 digits), Branch Transit Number (5 digits) and Account Number (5-12 digits). These details allow TransferWise to send and withdraw money to and from the correct account.

Below are a few ways to find these details! 

Option 1: Look at your checkbook

Option 2: Log into your internet banking

You can usually find these details by logging into your internet bank. From there, you should easily be able to see the account number of the account you would like to use, the institution number of the bank and the transit number of the branch.


Option 3: Find the Institution number in the list below

Here is a list of institution numbers for Canadian Banks.

Please note: These numbers are accurate to the best of our knowledge. If you are unsure, it is always best to check with your recipient's bank. Our list should only be used to confirm details you already have.

Option 4: Routing Number

Sometimes banks display institution and transit numbers as a routing number. A routing number for electronic payments contains a zero (called the "leading zero"), a three-digit financial institution number and a five-digit branch number.

Routing number format:

YYY - institution number
XXXXX - transit number

For example, if Bank’s routing number is 026011242, the institution number is 260, and the transit number is 11242.

You can check the validity of the Institution and Transit number combination on Canada Banks Information website:

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