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USD to CAD - Exchange Rates Guide

US Dollar to Canadian Dollar exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


USD/CAD exchange rate (wholesale):

1 USD = 1.3589 CAD

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USD to CAD chart and trends
1-DAY0.6% 14-DAY-LO (2d)
USD/CAD at 1.3595 was trading 1.7% below AVG:1.3835 with LO:1.3382 and HI:1.4254 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Canadian Dollar - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 C$ 1.3589
U$ 5 C$ 6.7945
U$ 10 C$ 13.59
U$ 20 C$ 27.18
U$ 50 C$ 67.95
U$ 100 C$ 135.89
U$ 250 C$ 339.73
U$ 500 C$ 679.45
U$ 1,000 C$ 1,359
U$ 2,000 C$ 2,718
U$ 5,000 C$ 6,795
U$ 10,000 C$ 13,589
U$ 50,000 C$ 67,945
U$ 100,000 C$ 135,890
More amounts
U$ 0.7359 C$ 1
U$ 3.6795 C$ 5
U$ 7.3590 C$ 10
U$ 14.72 C$ 20
U$ 36.80 C$ 50
U$ 73.59 C$ 100
U$ 183.98 C$ 250
U$ 367.95 C$ 500
U$ 735.90 C$ 1,000
U$ 1,472 C$ 2,000
U$ 3,680 C$ 5,000
U$ 7,359 C$ 10,000
U$ 36,795 C$ 50,000
U$ 73,590 C$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other USD/CAD amounts try our home-page Convert USD to CAD quick converter.

Comparing Retail Exchange Rates

The total cost for 'Retail' exchange rates you receive from your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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US Dollar and Canadian Dollar Forecasts

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

US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

Read more in the article USD 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 USD 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 USD to CAD exchange rate?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar current value is to look the USD/CAD historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to CAD exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

USD/CAD rateChangePeriod
03 Jul 2020 : 1.35510.3% ▲1 Week
10 Jun 2020 : 1.34281.2% ▲30 Days
11 Apr 2020 : 1.39542.6% ▼90 Days
11 Jul 2019 : 1.30704% ▲1 Year
12 Jul 2015 : 1.26897.1% ▲5 Years
13 Jul 2010 : 1.031431.8% ▲10 Years
USD/CAD 10 year historic rates & changes to 10-Jul-2020 : 1.3595

When is the best time to exchange USD 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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