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50 CAD to USD - Rate Guide

Canadian Dollar to United States Dollar exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

C$50 CAD = U$38.07 USD

CAD/USD update & alerts

1 CAD = 0.7614 USD

At 0.7612 CAD/USD is trading above its 90 day average 0.7552 with period range 0.7484 to 0.7622. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 08:00-AEDT 22:00-BST 17:00-EDT
 

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CAD/USD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Canadian Dollar to United States Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and CAD to USD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the CAD/USD Calculator.

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for CAD/USD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

CAD to USD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD(U$)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
U$7,556
Best Overall
0.75560^0.8%
XE logo
U$7,522
U$34 less
0.752201.25%
HSBC logo
U$7,301.03
U$255 less
0.7312C$154.15%
TD Canada Trust logo
U$7,254.72
U$301 less
0.7328C$1004.76%
Coast Capital Savings International Money Transfers
Coast Capital Savings logo
U$7,246.8
U$309 less
0.732C$1004.86%
Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo
U$7,241
U$315 less
0.7302154.93%
Scotiabank logo
U$7,238.88
U$317 less
0.7312C$1004.96%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
U$7,164.63
U$391 less
0.7237C$1005.94%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:0.7556 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,556
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7522 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,522
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
U$34 USD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$15 CAD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7312 (4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,301.03
Total Cost:4.15%
Difference:
U$255 USD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

TD Canada Trust logo

TD Canada Trust: Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7328 (3.79% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,254.72
Total Cost:4.76%
Difference:
U$301 USD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Coast Capital Savings logo

Coast Capital Savings: Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7320 (3.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,246.8
Total Cost:4.86%
Difference:
U$309 USD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.7236 (5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,241
Total Cost:4.93%
Difference:
U$315 USD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Scotiabank logo

Scotiabank: Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7312 (4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,238.88
Total Cost:4.96%
Difference:
U$317 USD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Royal Bank of Canada logo

Royal Bank of Canada: Foreign Transfer CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.7237 (4.99% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$7,164.63
Total Cost:5.94%
Difference:
U$391 USD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/20/2019 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount USD(U$)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online CA logo
U$735.00
Best Overall
0.735$03.51%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
U$718.90
U$16 less
0.718905.62%
TD Canada Trust logo
U$711.50
U$23 less
0.711506.59%
Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo TD Canada Trust logo
U$709.71
U$25 less
0.7145C$106.83%
Scotiabank logo
U$698.74
U$36 less
0.713C$208.27%
 

Travelex Online CA logo

Travelex Online CA: Travel Money CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:0.7350 (3.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$735.00
Total Cost:3.51%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:02 Local
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Royal Bank of Canada logo

Royal Bank of Canada: Travel Money CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7189 (5.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$718.90
Total Cost:5.62%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

TD Canada Trust logo

TD Canada Trust: Travel Money CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7115 (6.59% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$711.50
Total Cost:6.59%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:C$10 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6665 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$709.71
Total Cost:6.83%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Scotiabank logo

Scotiabank: Travel Money CAD→USD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:C$20 CAD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.7130 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$698.74
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/20/2019 - See full table

CAD / USD converter & margin calculator

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Compare how much you can save on CAD/USD exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Money

Foreign Transfers Travel Money

Canadian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 CAD 0.7614 USD
5 CAD 3.8070 USD
10 CAD 7.6140 USD
20 CAD 15.23 USD
50 CAD 38.07 USD
100 CAD 76.14 USD
250 CAD 190.35 USD
500 CAD 380.70 USD
1,000 CAD 761.40 USD
2,000 CAD 1,522.80 USD
5,000 CAD 3,807.00 USD
10,000 CAD 7,614.00 USD
50,000 CAD 38,070.00 USD
100,000 CAD 76,140.00 USD
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Canadian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.3134 CAD 1 USD
6.5670 CAD 5 USD
13.13 CAD 10 USD
26.27 CAD 20 USD
65.67 CAD 50 USD
131.34 CAD 100 USD
328.35 CAD 250 USD
656.70 CAD 500 USD
1,313.40 CAD 1,000 USD
2,626.80 CAD 2,000 USD
6,567.00 CAD 5,000 USD
13,134.00 CAD 10,000 USD
65,670.00 CAD 50,000 USD
131,340.00 CAD 100,000 USD
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CAD/USD - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Canadian Dollar to United States Dollar over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*CAD/USDDate
1 Day+0.1%0.761217 Oct 2019
7 Day+0.6%0.757511 Oct 2019
30 Day+1.3%0.751918 Sep 2019
3 Month-0.5%0.765620 Jul 2019
1 Year-0.4%0.764618 Oct 2018
5 Year-14%0.885919 Oct 2014
10 Year-20.5%0.958620 Oct 2009

*For period to 18-Oct 21UTC when CAD/USD was 0.7618

You can use our CAD interactive charts to check CADUSD historic trends.

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CAD and USD in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the CAD vs USD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

The Canadian dollar stormed ahead in the second half of June, rising to a 16-week high against the US dollar and to 8-month highs against the euro, pound, Australian and New Zealand dollars. Against the Aussie, a minimal additional increase would take CAD to a 9-year high.

Supporting the loonie was a 10 percent rise in the oil price (oil is among Canada’s most exported products but is volatile and can’t be relied upon), a large and welcome jump in inflation, and dovishness at major central banks of the world, including the Federal Reserve, ECB and RBA.

Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal (already accepted by Mexico) is likely to depress sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.

 

United States Dollar (USD)

The US dollar has held its value this year despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. After grim employment data on June-7, the Dollar Index was up 0.5 percent on the year (it had fallen 2 percent from May’s 2-year high).

As in other parts of the world, interest rate cuts are now expected in the US following a drastic shift in economic forecasts. At least two Fed cuts are expected this year, with the first most likely to come in July.

Taking the blame for the economic downturn is US President Donald Trump, whose trade policies have set a ball rolling that could wipe $455bn from global output according to the IMF.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the CAD/USD market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the CAD / USD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

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Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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