The Bank Routing Numbers or Transit Numbers feature on this website is only applicable to be use in Canada. For United States, kindly browse to United States Routing Number website.
The Routing Number is used for domestic transfer. To make money transfer, the Routing Number is used together with the bank account number of the recipient. For international inward money transfer, a SWIFT code must be used together with a Routing Number and Account Number.
MICR Numbers or widely known as Transit Numbers are used in cheques processing. It appears on the bottom of negotiable instruments such as checks identifying the financial institution on which it was drawn.
The format of Routing Number, MICR Number is as follows;
Routing Number - 0AAABBBBB
MICR Number - BBBBB-AAA
- for the routing number, the first digit is the leading zero.
- AAA is three digits code identifying the institution.
- BBBB is five digits code identifying the branch.
Canadian Bank Routing Numbers, Transit Numbers and SWIFT Codes
Outward International Bank Transfer
To make international bank transfer from Canada to another country, SWIFT Code is required on top of recipient name, bank name & branch and account number. The information can be found in online SWIFT Code database.
List of Financial Institution Codes
Canadian MICR Number or transit numbers are regulated by the Canadian Payments Association and has the following form:
where XXXXX is a Branch Number, and YYY is an Institution Number. The dash between the branch number and the institution number is an integral part of the transit number. This format is only valid for paper-type transactions such as cheques.
For Electronic Fund Transactions (EFT) the current format is a leading zero, the institution number, then the branch number all with no dashes.
For example if a cheque reads XXXXX-YYY , the corresponding EFT code would be 0YYYXXXXX.
As a general rule, Bank institution numbers start with 0, 2, 3, or 6, Credit Union and Caisse Populaire institution numbers start with 8, and Trust Company institution numbers with 5.
|MICR Number||Bank or Institutions|
|XXXXX-001||Bank of Montreal|
|XXXXX-002||Bank of Nova Scotia|
|XXXXX-003||Royal Bank of Canada|
|XXXXX-004||Toronto-Dominion Bank (which is the legal name for the bank|
|XXXXX-006||National Bank of Canada|
|XXXXX-010||Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (includes President’s Choice Financial)|
|XXXXX-030||Canadian Western Bank|
|XXXXX-039||Laurentian Bank of Canada|
|XXXXX-117||Government of Canada (Not listed as a member of the Canadian Payments Association)|
|XXXXX-127||Canada Post (money orders)|
|XXXXX-177||Bank of Canada (Canadian central bank)|
|XXXXX-290||UBS Bank (Canada)|
|XXXXX-308||Bank of China (Canada)|
|XXXXX-309||Citizens Bank of Canada (Canada)|
|XXXXX-326||President’s Choice Financial (no longer assigned|
|XXXXX-338||Canadian Tire Bank|
|XXXXX-340||ICICI Bank Canada|
|XXXXX-509||Canada Trust (prior to the merger of TD & Canada Trust)|
|XXXXX-614||ING Direct Canada|
|XXXXX-809||[Central 1 [Credit Union] – BC Region]|
|XXXXX-815||Caisses Desjardins du Québec|
|XXXXX-819||Caisses populaires Desjardins du Manitoba|
|XXXXX-828||[Central 1 [Credit Union] – ON Region]|
|XXXXX-829||Caisses populaires Desjardins de l’Ontario|
|XXXXX-837||Meridian Credit Union (formerly Hepco)|
|XXXXX-839||Credit Union Heritage (Nova Scotia)|
|XXXXX-865||Caisses populaires Desjardins acadiennes|
|XXXXX-879||Credit Union Central of Manitoba|
|XXXXX-889||Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan|
|XXXXX-899||Credit Union Central Alberta|
In a Canadian bank transit number, the last digit of the branch number, with few exceptions, indicates the geographical location of the branch.
Branch numbers ending with:
0 are located in British Columbia and Yukon
1 are located in Western Québec including Montreal and surrounding areas
2 are located in Ontario including Toronto and surrounding area
3 are located in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland excluding Labrador
4 are located in New Brunswick
5 are located in Eastern Québec including Labrador
6 are located in Eastern Ontario including Ottawa and surrounding area
7 are located in Manitoba and North-Western Ontario
8 are located in Saskatchewan
9 are located in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut