Transfers to bank accounts in Canada

If you’re sending money to a bank account in Canada with Paysend, you’ll need to enter your recipient’s Account Number, Institution Number and Branch Number. If you don’t have these details from your recipient, you won’t be able to send money to their bank account.

The Account Number is a 7-12 digit number (depending on which bank they use) that the recipient can find in their checkbook or their internet banking account.

The Institution Number is a 3 digit number that identifies which company you bank with. It can be found in the recipient’s checkbook or their internet banking account.

The Branch Number - also called a Branch Transit Number - is a 5 digit number that identifies your bank branch. It can be found in the recipient’s checkbook or their internet banking account.

If you’re unable to find your Institution or Branch numbers, you can see a full list of banks in Canada with the relevant numbers here.

The Institution and Branch numbers can also be found in your recipient’s routing number. This is a number for electronic payments which begins with a zero, and is then followed by the three-digit financial Institution number and then the five-digit Branch Transit number.

For example, if the routing number is 035012752, the Institution Number is 350, and the Branch Transit number is 12752.