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Canada

Overview

Payment methodLocalLocalSWIFT
Supported currency(ies)CADCADAUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
Local clearing systemEFTBill Payment*
Flight time (business days)0-13-40-3
Maximum transaction limit2,000,000 CADNo limitNo limit
Ultimate payer displayedYesYes

* Airwallex currently only supports Bill Payment to educational institutions for tuition purposes. Please contact your account manager for more information.

Please refer to the sections below for the key required bank details and other considerations for each supported payment method.

Local CAD payout

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeShould be CAD
account_name2-200 charactersAccount holder name of the recipient’s bank account
account_number7-21 digits
account_routing_type1institution_number onlyThis is a 3-digit number to identify a Canadian bank
account_routing_value13 digits
account_routing_type2transit_number onlyThis is a 5-digit number to identify a Canadian bank branch
account_routing_value25 digits
bank_country_code2-letter ISO 3166-2 country codeShould be CA

Canadian institution number and transit number

The institution number and transit number are used to identify a specific bank branch in Canada, which can be typically found on bank statements, official bank websites or bank-issued cheques. You may encounter routing numbers in 2 different formats:

  • 9-digit format of 0YYYXXXX: a leading zero followed by a 3-digit institution number and then by a 5-digit transit number
  • 8-digit format of XXXXX-YYY: a 5-digit transit number followed by a 3-digit institution number, connected with a hyphen

Learn more on Canada Local Transfer Guide .

Local CAD Bill Payment

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeShould be CAD
account_name2-200 charactersAccount holder name of the recipient’s bank account
account_routing_type1Biller_id onlyThis is a 6-digit number to identify a biller
account_routing_value16 digits
bank_country_code2-letter ISO 3166-2 country codeShould be CA

SWIFT payout

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeOne of AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
account_name2-200 charactersAccount holder name of the recipient’s bank account
account_number7-35 digits
swift_code8-11 alphanumeric charactersShould be a valid and supported BIC-8 or BIC-11 code
bank_country_code2-letter ISO 3166-2 country codeShould be CA
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