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Top 3 Money Transfer Providers for Canada to France

Provider Amount Received Fee Exchange Rate Speed
TorFX TorFX EUR €6,364.46 No Fee 0.6364 1-3 days more...
Moneycorp Moneycorp EUR €6,300.31 No Fee 0.63 1-3 days more...
OFX (prev. CanadianForex) OFX (prev. CanadianForex) EUR €6,286.43 No Fee 0.6286 1-4 days more...
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Being a member of the single currency eurozone, France does not apply currency controls and is completely open to foreign exchange Read More
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Top 10 Money Transfer Providers

Latest prices for transferring money from Canada to France
Exchange Rates as of 27 March 2020, 21:00

TorFX

Est. 2004

Excellent exchange rates | No transfer fees | Thousands of 5 star reviews 

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EUR €6,364.46
CAD $220.50
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Moneycorp

Est. 1979

One-off payments | Regular payments | Great rates | Safeguarded customer funds

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EUR €6,300.31
CAD $120.50
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OFX (prev. CanadianForex)

Est. 1998

OFX provides secure and speedy international money transfers to over 300,000 people in 55 currencies at better-than-bank rates.

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EUR €6,286.43
CAD $98.87
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WorldFirst

Est. 2004

Transparency and security | Great customer feedback rating from Feefo

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EUR €6,383.71
CAD $250.50
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Currency Solutions

Est. 2003

Currency exchange specialists ranking No.1 on Trustpilot for the past two years

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EUR €6,357.41
CAD $209.50
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Currencies Direct

Est. 1996

Great exchange rates | Specialist services | No added fees, 24/7 transfers | Safe and secure

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EUR €6,364.46
CAD $220.50
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Smart Currency Exchange

Est. 2004
Smart is focused on helping clients to effectively and efficiently send and receive payments internationally
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EUR €6,351.63
CAD $200.50
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RationalFX

Est. 2005
Established in 2005, RationalFX helps individuals and businesses achieve significant savings on international payments
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EUR €6,358.05
CAD $210.50
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Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange)

Est. 2005

Great rates | One-off payments | Regular transfers | E-Money Institution | No fees for FXcompared customers

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EUR €6,358.05
CAD $210.50
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Average Canadian Bank

Est. 1800

Average of the top Canadian Banks costs as compiled by our own FXC Intelligence group

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EUR €6,248.34
CAD $39.50
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How to Transfer Money from Canada to France

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Canada to France Guide

Summary

Canada and France share diversified and mutually beneficial economic and trade relations. The two countries have expanded partnerships in a number of areas, including direct investment, political cooperation, and agreements on scientific and technological projects. Currently, there are no restrictions for Canadian citizens or businesses who wish to transfer money from Canada to France.

Visas, work permits and residency

If visiting France for less than 90 days, Canadian citizens do not need a visa, and may enter the country with only a valid passport. Canadians who plan to stay or work in France on short-term assignments must apply for a short-stay visa through their nearest French consulate. For Canadians seeking permanent resident status, France requires the submission of a long-stay visa application before arrival and a residency permit application once within the country.

Buying property in France

France has strict regulations governing the purchase of land or real estate, for both citizens and non-citizens. If you plan to make a high-value purchase such as this, it is recommend to engage a real estate professionals specialised in the French market. Once all steps have been completed, Canadian citizens can arrange an international currency transfer to fund their property purchase.

The estate agent, or agent immobilier, is issued a professional license by the French government and is qualified to carry out property transactions on behalf of both the buyer and the seller. The agent also carries professional insurance, ensuring their clients are protected in the event anything goes wrong with the transaction. The agent can provide information on all estimated fees and property charges.

The notary, also referred to as the notaire or matre, advises the buyer on French property law and is responsible for preparing the property documents, including the sales contract (Compromis de vente). The matre will also confirm the sellers title and ensure that there are no existing mortgages on the property. The matre provides a financial guarantee to their client through indemnity assurance.

Taxation

Canadian residents living abroad must declare their earnings and file tax forms annually. They must pay Canadian taxes on their worldwide earned income. In France a person is considered a tax resident from the day they arrive, whether their stay is temporary or permanent. Residency of at least 183 days will qualify an individual to pay taxes, starting from the day of arrival. However, the two countries have signed a bilateral tax treaty, which prevents double taxation.

When planning for taxes, keep in mind that there are no restrictions when sending money to France; however, Canadian law requires that the government be notified when transferring funds from a foreign account into a Canadian bank account. It is recommended to consult tax professionals to be sure you fulfill all requirements under each countrys laws.

Voting

Canadian citizens living abroad may vote in the Canadian Federal Election as long as they hold Canadian citizenship and are 18 years or older. Voting rights for Canadian citizens living abroad were granted in 1993, but there is a five-year time limit to these voting rights. Once this five-year limit has expired, a Canadian citizen must return and resume residency within Canada before being permitted to vote again in Canadian elections.

Canadians studying in France

In 2003, the two countries created the Canada-France Youth Exchange Program, which allows Canadians under 35 years of age to study in France or complete an internship using a special type of student visa. Once in France, the student must visit their local Prfecture to validate their student visa and obtain a resident permit. If planning to study in France for less than 90 days, Canadian students do not need a short-stay or student visa. There are no restrictions for individuals who wish to transfer money from Canada to France to pay student fees.

Healthcare

France requires all residents to have health insurance. The majority of residents in France qualify for the state health insurance, scurit sociale. Canadian citizens must register with CAPM (Caisse Primaire dAssurance Maladie), to receive coverage in the state health system, and must provide their income details, which is usually done by submitting a French tax return. Because French tax returns are only filed once a year, if a non-citizen has not declared themselves a tax resident, they may show a Canadian tax return, a pay slip, or pension statements as evidence of income. It is recommended that private health insurance be acquired, as well, as the CAPM does not cover all medical costs.

Importing from France to Canada

France is Canadas eighth-largest trade partner, with goods exchanged between the two countries amounting to C$8.1 billion in 2012. France is also the eighth-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI). Imports from France to Canada include mechanical and electrical equipment, aerospace products, pharmaceuticals, and beauty products. Bilateral trade in services between the two countries amounted to nearly C$5 billion in 2011, making France Canadas second-largest European services trade partner, and the third largest in the world.

In 2012, the stock of French FDI in Canada totalled C$14.8 billion, which is equivalent to 2.3% of all FDI in Canada and 7% of all FDI from Europe. Over 500 French companies have their head offices located in Canada, spanning the banking, insurance, services and technology sectors. The two countries have also invested in a variety of technological and scientific partnerships covering areas such as aeronautics development, biotechnology, green technologies, advanced materials, renewable energy, and information and communications technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the money transfer companies shown above safe to use?

Yes, all the companies are safe and fully-regulated money transfer services. Each are authorised and regulated by the relevant authority such as the Financial Conduct Authority(FCA) in the UK, FinCEN in the US, FinTRAC in Canada or ASIC in Australia.

How long does an international money transfer take?

The speed of delivery will depend on where the money is being from and to and how you are sending and receiving the money. Transfers sent using bank to bank transfers can depend take anywhere from minutes to days and you should check the time estimates from the relevant provider. Debit and credit card payments sometimes allow for faster transfers for smaller amounts.

How do I use FXcompared?

First review the comparison results (such as for a table above) for a given amount of money sending from Canada to France. Then select a provider based on factors such as price, speed, their rating and click the green button to be taken to their website. From there, you can register and sign up for an account. Once you have done that and the provider has verified your identity to ensure the money can be send safely, you will be ready to transfer money.

What payments methods can I use to send money overseas?

The results shown above are typically for bank to bank transfers. It is possible via some providers to pay in your funds for the transfer via cash, debit or credit cards as well but this is usually reserved for smaller amounts. Some providers also give you different options for how the money will be received - to a bank account (most common), to a debit card, to cash or to a digital or mobile wallet.

What if the price shown above isn’t exactly what I am offered when I try to transfer money?

There can be a number of reasons why the final price you are offered may be different to that shown in the table above. Exchange rates between two currencies change all the time and is the most common reason. Additionally, some providers offer different pricing depending what method you are using to send funds or how the funds will be received. Others may offer you a premium service for faster payments. In some cases FXcompared has a special rate with a provider and this is reserved for first time customers who sign up to the provider starting from FXcompared’s website. As prices do change often, be sure to confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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