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Canadian currency and banking services

The Canadian monetary system is based on dollars and cents. Because of current monetary exchange rates, there is a difference in value between the Canadian and American dollar. We advise you to have Canadian money while travelling in Canada to avoid any exchange problems. Legal tender is the Canadian dollar, which divides into 100 cents. Bills come in following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 1,000 dollars. The coins in use are of the following denominations: 1, 5, 10, 25 cents, one dollar and 2 dollars.


There are over 50 different Consulates in Montreal. Consult the yellow pages under the heading, "Consulates & Other Foreign Government Representatives" for a complete listing.

United States: (514) 398-9695
France: (514) 878-4381
Great Britain: (514) 866-5863

Customs regulations

Revenue Canada Office
400 Place d"Youville, Room 107
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2C2
Tel.: (514) 283-2949 or 283-2959 Fax: (514) 496-7055

The "Welcome to Canada - Your Guide to Bringing a Convention, Meeting, Trade Show or Exhibition Across the Canadian Border" is available through the Revenue Canada office (address above), the Greater Montreal Convention and Tourism Bureau or your local Canadian Consulate office.

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