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Top 3 Money Transfer Providers for Canada to UK

Provider Amount Received Fee Exchange Rate Speed
OFX (prev. CanadianForex) OFX (prev. CanadianForex) GBP £5,758.04 No Fee 0.5758 1-4 days more...
Moneycorp Moneycorp GBP £5,798.35 £0.00 0.5798 1-3 days more...
TorFX TorFX GBP £5,795.43 £0.00 0.5795 1-3 days more...
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There are no exchange controls in the UK for the pound sterling (GBP), and transferring money to the UK and sending money from the UK is very easy Read More
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Latest prices for transferring money from Canada to UK
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OFX (prev. CanadianForex)

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

Amount Received
GBP £5,758.04
CAD $3.93
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Moneycorp

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Est. 1979

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

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

Amount Received
GBP £5,798.35
CAD $72.93
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TorFX

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Est. 2004

Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

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Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

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GBP £5,795.43
CAD $67.93
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Currency Solutions

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

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

Amount Received
GBP £5,789.01
CAD $56.93
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WorldFirst

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Est. 2004

Transparency and security | Great customer feedback rating from Feefo

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Transparency and security | Great customer feedback rating from Feefo

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GBP £5,812.96
CAD $97.93
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Currencies Direct

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Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

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Bank-beating FX rates | Safe and secure | Free transfers for FXcompared customers

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GBP £5,777.91
CAD $37.93
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Smart Currency Exchange

Smart is focused on helping clients to effectively and efficiently send and receive payments internationally
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Smart is focused on helping clients to effectively and efficiently send and receive payments internationally
Amount Received
GBP £5,783.75
CAD $47.93
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RationalFX

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Est. 2005
Established in 2005, RationalFX helps individuals and businesses achieve significant savings on international payments
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Established in 2005, RationalFX helps individuals and businesses achieve significant savings on international payments
Amount Received
GBP £5,789.59
CAD $57.93
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Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange)

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

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

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GBP £5,789.59
CAD $57.93
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Average Canadian Bank

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

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

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GBP £5,689.69
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How to Transfer Money from Canada to UK

Daniel Webber
Summary written by Daniel Webber

Summary

There are no money transfer restrictions if you are sending money from Canada to the UK. As part of the Commonwealth, the UK and Canada have an excellent relationship, with many individuals and businesses working between the two countries.

Banking, money and taxes

If you move to the UK or are considering buying a property, it is likely that you will need to open a UK bank account. To do so, you will require various standard documents that can prove you are employed and that show your UK address, and you will need your ID – a passport. Opening a bank account can be a lengthy process, so it is best to plan ahead and start the paperwork as soon as possible, especially if you will need to send money from Canada to the UK to fund the early stages of relocation or a property purchase. Of the Canadian banks in the UK offering retail services, RBC and Scotiabank have the largest presence, but are focused on private clients. Global banks such as HSBC, Citibank and Barclays have a large presence in both countries.

Given the potential tax implications of transferring money, it is important to note that Canada and the UK have different tax years. Canada’s is the calendar year, while in the UK, the tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April of the following year. These differences will have an impact on your tax in both countries, especially if you move to the UK, in that first year. Be sure to seek specialist advice on how your tax affairs both in Canada and the UK will be affected if you move country. If you are planning to make a large purchase, such as a house in the UK, then it is highly advisable to seek tax advice before making the purchase to ensure that you are set up correctly.

Visas and immigration

If you are planning to move to the UK from Canada to work, you will require a work visa. If you are planning to move to study, you will require a student visa. The advice for the process of obtaining a student visa will be mostly handled by the university you are attending. For work visas, the eligibility and the process will depend on what your profession is and what qualifications you have.

Studying in the UK

The UK is second, albeit a distant one, only to the US as the favourite country for Canadians to study overseas. Some 6,180 people came to study in the UK from Canada in 2018. Costs for international students can vary between £10,000 and £35,000 per year for tuition, with an average of $12,200 on top of that for living costs.

Given that Canada is outside the European Economic Area, Canadian students will require a General student (Tier 4) visa to study in the UK. Once you have a place at an accredited institution, the process of applying is simple, but you have to be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient savings to fund your course and cost of living. Students on a Tier 4 will usually be permitted to take part-time employment of up to 20 hours a week in term time (though you can work full-time in a non-permanent role during term breaks, and pursue a sandwich course). When you have completed your course, you can work full-time hours for up to four months. You can also bring dependents on a Tier 4, but must be able to show that you have sufficient savings to cover them.

Moving with your pet

You can make use of the UK’s Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) to bring your pet from Canada to the UK as the UK government includes Canada on its approved list. You will need to check if you require any paperwork from the CFIA in Canada, and you will need to provide a certificate from a vet that shows that your pet has had all its inoculations. For detailed advice on bringing your pet into the UK, check out the UK government website.

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