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Banks and federally chartered trust and loan companies are required to transfer to the Bank of Canada all unclaimed bank balances maintained in Canada in Canadian currency that have been inactive for a period of 10 years.
The Reports section of the Financial System Review examines selected issues of relevance to the Canadian and global financial systems.
Learn about the security features and designs of polymer bank notes and the new commemorative $20 note.
See which 12 iconic Canadian women are on the long list for the new bank note.
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Guided by the Bank’s medium-term plan and shaped by the policy environment, the Bank dedicates significant effort and resources to a range of annual and multi-year research priorities.
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Carolyn Wilkins speaks before Payments Canada (13:10 (ET) approx.)
Bank of Canada exchange rates are nominal quotations — not buying or selling rates — and are intended for statistical or analytical purposes.
The Bank carefully monitors changes in credit conditions, the money supply, financial system liquidity, as well as in other credit-market indicators.
Read up on each series, from the current polymer notes, to the Canadian Journey and Birds of Canada series that came before, or way back to past series notes from the 1930s through to the 1970s.
The polymer bank notes (issued 2011–13) are highly secure, durable, innovative, and the designs celebrate Canada’s achievements at home, around the world, and in space.
This series (issued 2001-06) incorporated security features never before seen in Canadian bank notes, and the designs celebrated our culture, history and accomplishments.
The 1986 series featured different Birds of Canada on the back of each denomination. This series was designed with security features to counter the colour photocopiers of that era.
A brief historical overview of the first four series of notes issued by the Bank of Canada and the two commemorative notes issued in 1935 and 1967.
Discover more about past bank note series, browse the collection, and check out our travelling exhibitions.
The Bank of Canada only issues bank notes. If you have questions about Canada’s coins, visit the Royal Canadian Mint.