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1,000 GBP to CAD - Exchange Rates

Pound Sterling to Canadian 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/Card transactions as shown below.

 

£1,000 GBP
=
C$1,715 CAD

Amounts converted at interbank mid-rate of 1.7153, see foreign transfers and travel money for available rates.

1 GBP = 1.7153 CAD

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GBP to CAD - Trading Range (90 Day)
14-DAY LOW (6d)
GBP/CAD at 1.7195 was trading near the 90-day average 1.7179 - range 1.6968 to 1.7599. There are no current rate alerts.
26-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 27-Feb 9AM-SYD

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Quick Conversions from Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar

GBP

CAD

£ 1
C$ 1.7153
£ 5
C$ 8.5765
£ 10
C$ 17.15
£ 20
C$ 34.31
£ 50
C$ 85.77
£ 100
C$ 171.53
£ 250
C$ 428.83
£ 500
C$ 857.65
£ 1,000
C$ 1,715
£ 2,000
C$ 3,431
£ 5,000
C$ 8,577
£ 10,000
C$ 17,153
£ 50,000
C$ 85,765
£ 100,000
C$ 171,530
More amounts

GBP

CAD

£ 0.5830
C$ 1
£ 2.9150
C$ 5
£ 5.8300
C$ 10
£ 11.66
C$ 20
£ 29.15
C$ 50
£ 58.30
C$ 100
£ 145.75
C$ 250
£ 291.50
C$ 500
£ 583.00
C$ 1,000
£ 1,166
C$ 2,000
£ 2,915
C$ 5,000
£ 5,830
C$ 10,000
£ 29,150
C$ 50,000
£ 58,300
C$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own GBP/CAD amounts use our Convert GBP to CAD quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also 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 GBP/CAD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer Providers Receive CAD(C$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
8,579 C$
Best Overall
1.715800.5%
TorFX logo
8,512 C$
C$67 less
1.702401.28%
OFX logo
8,553 C$
C$26 less
1.7106£0^0.8%
HSBC logo
8,317.01 C$
C$262 less
1.6659£7.53.54%
Natwest Bank logo
8,270.61 C$
C$308 less
1.6591154.08%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,233.19 C$
C$346 less
1.6506124.51%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,232 C$
C$347 less
1.6512154.53%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
8,185.63 C$
C$393 less
1.6437205.06%
Lloyds TSB logo
8,151.76 C$
C$427 less
1.6369205.45%
 
WorldFirst logo
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.7158 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,579 C$
Total Cost:0.5%
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
TorFX logo
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.7024 (1.28% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,512 C$
Total Cost:1.28%
Difference:
C$67 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.7106 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,553 C$
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
C$26 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.6659 (3.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,317.01 C$
Total Cost:3.54%
Difference:
C$262 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6591 (3.79% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,270.61 C$
Total Cost:4.08%
Difference:
C$308 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.6506 (4.28% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,233.19 C$
Total Cost:4.51%
Difference:
C$346 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6386 (4.98% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,232 C$
Total Cost:4.53%
Difference:
C$347 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Santander logo
Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6437 (4.68% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,185.63 C$
Total Cost:5.06%
Difference:
C$393 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.6369 (5.07% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)8,151.76 C$
Total Cost:5.45%
Difference:
C$427 CAD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/27/2020 - View latest rates
 

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 Providers Amount CAD(C$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
1,652.4 C$
Best Overall
1.652404.18%
Travelex Online UK logo
1,651.8 C$
C$0.6 less
1.6518£0^4.21%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,622.71 C$
C$30 less
1.6391£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,608 C$
C$44 less
1.6266£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
1,606.18 C$
C$46 less
1.6224£106.86%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
1,606.18 C$
C$46 less
1.6224£106.86%
Natwest Bank logo
1,598.06 C$
C$54 less
1.6224£157.33%
 
Post Office Money logo
Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.6524 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)1,652.4 C$
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Travelex Online UK logo
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.6518 (4.21% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)1,651.8 C$
Total Cost:4.21%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Feb 27 2020 06:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6391 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)1,622.71 C$
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6224 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)1,608 C$
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6224 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)1,606.18 C$
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Santander logo
Santander: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6224 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)1,606.18 C$
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→CAD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.6224 (5.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (CAD)1,598.06 C$
Total Cost:7.33%
Time:6:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/27/2020 - View latest rates
 

Country Guides (GBP & CAD)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom (GBP)United Kingdom (GBP)CanadaCanada (CAD)
GuernseyGuernsey (GBP)Isle of ManIsle of Man (GBP)JerseyJersey (GBP)
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GBP)

GBP and CAD in the Markets

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

Pound Sterling (GBP)

With the Bank of England holding interest rates steady amid signs of a recovery in the health of the UK economy following the general election, the pound is showing strength against most currencies early in 2020.

In the post UK election euphoria the pound rose to over 1.33 USD and 1.20 EUR but has since dropped back over the uncertainty of what sort of trade deal the UK can realistically negotiate with Europe over the next 11 months.

GBP has given up all of those election result gains as Mr Johnson pledged to outlaw any extension to the UK’s post-Brexit transition period at the end of next year. It appears the Brexit volatility in the pound is set to continue for the foreseable future.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

 

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq also pared back some of the gains the Loonie had made coming into the New Year.

The Canadian dollar was range bound during the second half of 2019 oscillating between US75c and US76.5c. Mid-year the loonie stormed ahead in June and July, rising to what turned out to be the 2019 high against the US dollar of US76.7cents 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.

The USMCA was signed by the United States, Mexico and Canadian on November 30 at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal would have likely depressed sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.


How to get Best GBP to CAD Exchange Rates

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).

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.

What is a good GBP to CAD exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the GBP to CAD exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/CADDate
1 Day-0.4%1.726825 Feb 2020
7 Day+0.6%1.709119 Feb 2020
30 Day-0.2%1.722327 Jan 2020
3 Month+0.3%1.714828 Nov 2019
1 Year-1.5%1.745526 Feb 2019
5 Year-10.9%1.929327 Feb 2015
10 Year+7.1%1.605428 Feb 2010

*For period to 26-Feb 21UTC when GBP/CAD was 1.7196

When is the best time to exchange GBP to CAD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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