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Terms of Use and Disclaimers

This website is provided by the Bank of Canada as a service to its users. Users are defined for the purposes of this statement as “You”. Your access to, and use of, this website constitutes your agreement to accept these Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, or any part of them, you may leave the website.

The Bank of Canada reserves the right to update or modify these Terms of Use and Disclaimers at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of this website following any changes constitutes your agreement to accept such changes.

Terms of Use

1. Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

Unless otherwise stated the copyright and any other rights in the contents of the material available through this website, including any images and text, are owned by the Bank of Canada. 

Content on this website is produced and/or compiled by the Bank of Canada for the purpose of providing users with information related to the activities of the Bank. Except as indicated below (section 2, Exceptions to Permission to Reproduce), the Bank permits you to freely use, copy, distribute and transmit its website content under the following terms:

1.1. Attribution

You must attribute the Bank of Canada as the source of the content, and indicate if changes were made.  You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that the Bank endorses you or your use of the content.

1.2 Accuracy

You must exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of any content you reproduce.

1.3 Use of Content: Notice Requirement

If You provide content from this website through paid services or incorporate any content in documents for sale (regardless of the medium), You must inform any prospective purchaser, prior to its distribution or sale, that said content was obtained from this website and that such information is available on this website free of charge.

2. Exceptions to Permission to Reproduce

2.1. Bank Note Images

Permission to reproduce bank note images must be obtained in writing from the Bank. See the Bank of Canada Policy on the Reproduction of Bank Note Images for further information.

2.2. Reproduction of the Bank’s Logo and Wordmark

The Bank’s logo and wordmark may not be reproduced, whether for personal, commercial or non-commercial purposes, without written authorization from the Bank. Permission to use the Bank’s Logo or Watermark may be obtained by submitting a request in writing .

2.3 Third-party Content and Licensed Content

Some website content may be produced by third parties who retain all rights in such material. Such content is used by the Bank with the permission of the content’s owner and may be subject to specific terms and conditions. The rights of such third parties is protected under the Copyright Act and international agreements.  The Bank does not grant You permission to re-use such third-party content unless it expressly indicates that You may do so.

The Bank will endeavor to acknowledge third party copyright and restrictions on the use of specific content. If third party copyright or restrictions have not been properly acknowledged, please notify us so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

3. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of this website and its contents (the “Site”), you agree to not: 

  • Use the Site for any purpose that is (i) a violation of any applicable statute, or otherwise unlawful, or (ii) prohibited by these Terms of Use. 
  • Circumvent such limit or limits imposed by the Bank with respect to the number or frequency of requests made to a Bank Site, including the retrieval of financial data and information using Bank of Canada services (e.g., the Bank of Canada Valet API).
  • Access or use the Site in a manner that has or could have the effect of disabling, damaging, overburdening, interfering with or impairing the functioning of the Site.
  • Interfere with, or cause any interference with, any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site.
  • Engage in any conduct, as determined solely by the Bank, that may harm the Bank or any user of the Site or expose them to liability. 
  • Knowingly transmit viruses or disabling features which may or will damage, or interfere with, the Site. 
  • Facilitate or assist any other person in any unlawful or prohibited use.

4. Official Languages

The Bank of Canada observes the Official Languages Act, and is committed to ensuring information and services on this site are available in both English and French. Please note that, with respect to research papers, such papers are generally published in the official language in which they were originally written. In such instances an abstract of the paper is provided in the other official language.

5. Privacy Notice

Personal information collected by the Bank of Canada is protected under the Privacy Act. For further information about the Bank of Canada’s privacy practices, please consult the Bank’s General Privacy Policy.

Please note that listings of job opportunities currently available at the Bank of Canada are contained on a third-party site. Any personal information submitted through an application for employment using that site is protected under the Privacy Act.



The information on this website is provided for general reference purposes only.  While every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, the Bank of Canada accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the content or for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained in this website.

You acknowledge that your use of the information and data, including rates and statistics, provided through this website is at your sole and own risk. Under no circumstances shall the Bank of Canada, its employees, directors, officers, agents, vendors or licensors involved in creating, producing or delivering this site or content found on this site be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting in any way from: (a) any content or material downloaded from this website; (b) any links provided on this website; (c) any errors in, or omissions from, the data found on this website; (d) the unavailability or delay of any such data; or (e) your use of the data found on this website or any conclusions you draw from it, regardless of whether you received any assistance from the Bank of Canada or its employees with regard to such data. Under no circumstances is the Bank of Canada liable to you for any amount.

The Bank of Canada provides no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, title, quality or non-infringement of any service or information contained on the website in any form or manner whatsoever.

Links to other sites are provided for your convenience. The Bank of Canada accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of those sites or of any external site which links to this site.

Rates and Statistics

While statistical data on the Bank of Canada website is derived from sources that the Bank generally considers reliable, the Bank cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of such data.

Exchange Rates

All Bank of Canada exchange rates are indicative rates only, derived from averages of transaction prices and price quotes from financial institutions. As such, they are intended to be broadly indicative of market prices at the time of publication but do not necessarily reflect the rates at which actual market transactions have been or could be conducted. They may differ from the rates provided by financial institutions and other market sources. Bank of Canada exchange rates are released for statistical and analytical purposes only and are not intended to be used as the benchmark rate for executing foreign exchange trades. The Bank of Canada does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of these exchange rates. The underlying data is sourced from Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters).

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