SWIFT Codes

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SWIFT code (also known as ISO 9362, SWIFT-BIC, BIC code, SWIFT ID or SWIFT code) is a standard format of Business Identifier Codes approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is a unique identification code for both financial and non-financial institutions. (When assigned to a non-financial institution, a code may also be known as a Business Entity Identifier or BEI.) These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers, and also for the exchange of other messages between banks. The codes can sometimes be found on account statements.
The SWIFT code is 8 or 11 characters, made up of:
  • 4 letters: Institution Code or bank code.
  • 2 letters: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
  • 2 letters or digits: location code
    • if the second character is "0", then it is typically a test BIC as opposed to a BIC used on the live network.
    • if the second character is "1", then it denotes a passive participant in the SWIFT network
    • if the second character is "2", then it typically indicates a reverse billing BIC, where the recipient pays for the message as opposed to the more usual mode whereby the sender pays for the message.
  • 3 letters or digits: branch code, optional ('XXX' for primary office)
Where an 8-digit code is given, it may be assumed that it refers to the primary office.
Here is the list of all the institutes having SWIFT codes in Canada. All SWIFT codes >>
A.C. MACPHERSON AND CO. INC. ACCU-RATE CORPORATION
ACKER FINLEY INC ACUMEN CAPITAL PARTNERS
ALBERTA STOCK EXCHANGE, THE ALBERTA TREASURY BRANCHES
ALPHA CAPITAL INC. ALPHAFIXE CAPITAL
ALTACORP CAPITAL INC. AQUILON CAPITAL CORP.
AUREUS CAPITAL CORP. AVIVA INVESTORS NORTH AMERICA
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CANADA BRANCH BANK OF CANADA
BANK OF CHINA (CANADA) BANK OF MONTREAL SHORCAN
BANK OF MONTREAL, THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ (CANADA) BANQUE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DU CANADA
BANQUE NATIONALE DU CANADA BANQUE ROYALE DU CANADA
BARCLAYS MCCONNELL LTD BBN JAMES CAPEL INC
BCPBANK BEACON SECURITIES LIMITED
BERNER AND COMPANY INC BLACK CREEK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC.
BLUECHIVE PROCESSING CORPORATION BMO HARRIS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
BMO NESBITT BURNS INC BNP PARIBAS (CANADA) VALEURS MOBILIERES INC
BNP PARIBAS CANADA, MONTREAL BOMBARDIER INC.
BRAWLEY CATHERS LIMITED BRINK, HUDSON AND LEFEVER LTD.
BROCKHOUSE AND COOPER INC. BURGUNDY ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED
BURNS FRY LIMITED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA
C.M. OLIVER AND COMPANY LIMITED C.S. FIRST BOSTON (CANADA) INC.
CAISSE CENTRALE DESJARDINS CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC
CAISSE DESJARDINS DES CHUTES MONTMORENCY CAISSE POPULAIRE
CALDWELL SECURITIES LTD CAMBRIDGE MERCANTILE CORP.
CAMLIN ASSET MANAGEMENT CANACCORD CAPITAL CORPORATION
CANADA MONEY TT LTD CANADA PENSION PLAN INVESTMENT BOARD
CANADAS KYOTO PROTOCOL NATIONAL REGISTRY CANADIAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE CANADIAN WESTERN BANK
CANSO INVESTMENT COUNSEL LTD CASGRAIN AND COMPANY LIMITED
CDS CLEARING AND DEPOSITORY CDS CLEARING AND DEPOSITORY SERVICES INC.
CENTRAL 1 CREDIT UNION CIBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
CITCO BANK CANADA CITCO BANK CSV PROCESSING
CITIBANK CANADA CITIBANK CANADA SECURITIES LTD.
CITIZENS BANK OF CANADA CLARUS SECURITIES INC
CMA LEDUC VALEURS MOBILIERES INC. COMMISSION DIRECT INC.
CONCENTRA FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION CONNOR, CLARK AND COMPANY LTD
CONNOR, CLARK AND LUNN FINANCIAL GROUP CORMARK SECURITIES INC
CREDIFINANCE SECURITIES LIMITED CREDIT SUISSE AG, TORONTO BRANCH
CREDIT UNION CENTRAL OF CANADA CREW HOLDINGS LIMITED
CTC BANK OF CANADA CTI CAPITAL GROUP INC
CUSTOM HOUSE LTD. DAIMLER CANADA FINANCE INC.
DAIWA SECURITIES CANADA LTD. DEACON CAPITAL CORPORATION
DEMERS CONSEIL INC. DEUTSCHE BANK AG, CANADA BRANCH
DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES LIMITED DEXIA CREDIT LOCAL S.A. CANADA
DOHERTY AND ASSOCIATES CO. LTD DOMINICK AND DOMINICK SECURITIES
DUNDEE SECURITIES CORPORATION E(THREE)M INVESTMENTS INC.
EDGEPOINT WEALTH EDWARD D. JONES AND CO
ENTERMONEY EXCHANGE ( ENMONEX) CORPORATION EQUITY FINANCIAL FX INC.
EXPERTUS TECHNOLOGIES INC. EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA
FAMILY TRUST CORPORATION FEDERATION DE CAISSES POPULAIRES DESJARDINS DE MONTREAL
FEDERATION DES CAISSES POPULAIRES DU MANITOBA FIDELITY CLEARING CANADA, ULC
FIDUCIE DESJARDINS FIRMA FOREIGN EXCHANGE CORPORATION
FIRST ASSOCIATES INVESTMENTS INC FIRST CANADA SECURITIES CORPORATION
FIRST CITY CAPITAL INC. FIRST COMMERCIAL BANK
FIRSTENERGY CAPITAL CORP. FORMULA GROWTH LIMITED
FOYSTON, GORDON AND PAYNE INC. FRASER MACKENZIE LIMITED
FREEDOM INTERNATIONAL BROKERAGE COMPANY FUNDSSERV INC
GENUITY CAPITAL MARKETS GENUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC.
GEORGIA PACIFIC SECURITIES CORPORATION GESTION DE PLACEMENTS HELENE DION INC.
GLOBAL SECURITIES CORPORATION GLOBALTRADE CORPORATION
GLUSKIN SHEFF AND ASSOCIATES INC GOLDEN CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD
GOLDMAN SACHS CANADA INC. GORDON CAPITAL CORPORATION
GREAT PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. GREENLINE INVESTOR SERVICES
GREY HORSE CORPORATION GREYSTONE MANAGED INVESTMENTS INC
GRIFFITHS MCBURNEY AND PARTNERS HABIB CANADIAN BANK
HAMBLIN, WATSA INVESTMENT COUNSEL LTD. HAYWOOD SECURITIES INC
HEWLETT-PACKARD (CANADA) CO HOWSON TATTERSALL INVESTMENT COUNSEL
HSBC BANK CANADA HSBC BANK USA (TORONTO BRANCH)
HSBC CAPITAL (CANADA) INC HSBC SECURITIES (CANADA) INC.
HSBC SECURITIES CANADA (INC) HSBC TRUST COMPANY (CANADA)
HURONIA TRUST COMPANY HYDRO-QUEBEC
HYDRO-QUEBEC PENSION FUND ICE FUTURES CANADA, INC.
ICICI BANK CANADA INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE SECURITIES INC.
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA (CANADA) ING BANK OF CANADA
INSTANTLINK INSTINET CANADA LIMITED
INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERY LTD
INVESCO TRIMARK INVESTORS GROUP FINANCIAL SERVICES
INVESTPRO SECURITIES INC. IPO CAPITAL CORP
ITG CANADA CORP J. PASZTOR AND ASSOCIATES INC.
J.D. MACK LIMITED J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES CANADA INC.
JAMESON BANK JENNINGS CAPITAL INC
JIM PATTISON LTD. JONES, GABLE AND COMPANY LIMITED
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. KASH MART FINANCIAL LTD
KOREA EXCHANGE BANK OF CANADA LAURENTIAN BANK OF CANADA
LAURENTIAN BANK SECURITIES INC LEEDE FINANCIAL MARKETS INC
LEHMAN BROTHERS CANADA INC. LEVESQUE BEAUBIEN GEOFFRION INC.
LIQUIDNET CANADA INC. LOEWEN, ONDAATJE, MCCUTCHEON
LOMBARD ODIER DARIER HENTSCH M. COUSINEAU AND ASSOCIES INC.
MACDOUGALL, MACDOUGALL AND MACTIER INC. MACDOUGALL, MEYER INC.
MACKENZIE FINANCIAL CORPORATION MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.
MAISON PLACEMENTS CA INC. MAISON PLACEMENTS CANADA INC.
MANULIFE ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
MAPLE SECURITIES CDA LTD MARLEAU LEMIRE INC.
MCDERMID ST. LAWRENCE CHISHOLM LTD. MEGA INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK (CANADA)
MERIDIAN SECURITIES INTERNATIONAL INC. MERIT INVESTMENT CORPORATION
MERRILL LYNCH CANADA SECURITIES MERRILL LYNCH CANADA, INC
MF GLOBAL CANADA CO. MFC GLOBAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (U.S.A) LIMITED
MIRABAUD CANADA INC. MIZUHO CORPORATE BANK, LTD., CANADA BRANCH
MONTREAL EXCHANGE THE / BOURSE DE MONTREAL MORGAN STANLEY CANADA LIMITED
MULVIHILL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT MUTUAL TRUST COMPANY, THE
NBC CLEARING SERVICES INCORPORATED NEWEDGE CANADA INC
NEWFOUNDLAND CAPITAL CORPORATION LTD. NIKE CANADA LTD.
NIKKO SECURITIES CO. CDA, LTD NOMURA CANADA INC.
NORSTAR SECURITIES INTERNATIONAL INC NORTHERN TRUST (CANADA)
NORTHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS INC. OCTAGON CAPITAL CORPORATION
ODLUM BROWN LIMITED OMNI CAPITAL INC.
ONTARIO TEACHERS' PENSION PLAN BOARD PARADIGM CAPITAL INC
PAYSYSTEMS CORPORATION PENSON FINANCIAL SERVICES CANADA
PENSON FINANCIAL SERVICES CANADA INC. PERSHING SECURITIES CANADA LIMITED
PETERS AND CO. LIMITED PI FINANCIAL CORP
PICTET CANADA L.P. PICTET OVERSEAS INC.
PICTON MAHONEY ASSET MANAGEMENT PLACEMENTS LA LAURENTIENNE INC
POLLITT AND CO. INC. POPE AND COMPANY
PREBON YAMANE (CANADA) LIMITED PRESIMA INC.
PRO-GENESIS SECURITIES INC. PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION INVESTMENT BOARD
QUESTRADE INC. R.J. BEATTY FINANCIAL CORP.
RAYMOND JAMES LTD. RBC ASSET MANAGEMENT
RBC DEXIA INVESTOR SERVICES RBC DOMINION SECURITIES CAPITAL MARKETS
RBC DOMINION SECURITIES INC. RBCROYAL-BANK
RESEARCH CAPITAL CORPORATION RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
RESOLUTION CAPITAL INC RICHARDSON GREENSHIELDS OF CANADA
RIDGEWOOD CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT INC ROBERT CALDWELL CAPITAL CORP.
ROYAL BANK ACTION DIRECT INC. ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
SAKURA BANK (CANADA) SALMAN PARTNERS INC.
SALOMON BROTHERS INC. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CANADA, INC.
SANDERS WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP LTD. SANWA BANK CANADA
SANWA MCCARTHY SECURITIES LTD. SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT TRUST
SCEPTRE INVESTMENT COUNSEL LIMITED SCOTIA CAPITAL INC.
SCOTIA MCLEOD INC. SECTORAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
SHINHAN BANK CANADA SIONNA INVESTMENT MANAGERS INC.
SOCIETE GENERALE (CANADA BRANCH) SOCIETE GENERALE (CANADA)
SOLIUM CAPITAL INC SPRUNG AND CO. INVESTMENT COUNSEL INC.
SS AND C SS AND C TECHNOLOGIES CANADA CORP
SSQ, SOCIETE D'ASSURANCE-VIE INC. ST. STANISLAUS - ST. CASIMIR'S POLISH PARISHES CREDIT UNION LIMITED
STANTON ASSET MANAGEMENT INC STATE BANK OF INDIA (CANADA)
STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST CO., CANADA BRANCH STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, CANADA BRANCH
STUART INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION OF CANADA
SUN LIFE ASSURANCE CO OF CANADA SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC.
TAURUS CAPITAL MARKETS, LTD. TD CUSTODY, C AND IS
TD EVERGREEN INVESTMENT SERVICES INC TD MS CLEARING
TD PD CLEARING THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, TORONTO BRANCH
THE CANADIAN DEPOSITORY FOR SECURITIES LIMITED THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND N.V. (CANADA) BRANCH
THOMAS WEISEL PARTNERS CANADA INC THOMSON KERNAGHAN AND CO. LTD.
TORON CAPITAL MARKETS INC. TORONTO DOMINION SECURITIES INC
TORONTO FUTURES EXCHANGE TORONTO OPTIONS EXCHANGE
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, THE TRANSATLANTIC SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
TRAVELEX CANADA LIMITED TRAVELEX CANADA LTD.
TRILON SECURITIES CORPORATION TRISTONE CAPITAL INC
TRUST GENERAL DU CANADA TSX INC.
UBS BANK (CANADA) UBS SECURITIES CANADA INC.
UNION SECURITIES LTD. UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED VANCOUVER BRANCH
VALEURS MOBILIERES DESJARDINS INC VALEURS MOBILIERES DUBEAU LTEE.
VANCOUVER STOCK EXCHANGE VERSUS BROKERAGE SERVICES
W.D. LATIMER CO. LIMITED WEALHOUSE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
WELLINGTON WEST CAPITAL INC. WOLVERTON SECURITIES LTD
WORLD WIDE PAYMENTS ON DEMAND YAMAICHI INTERNATIONAL (CAN)
YORKTON SECURITIES INC. YORKTON SECURITIES, INC