International Transfers

International transfers are great for…

  • Buying an overseas property or holiday home abroad
  • Paying for overseas tuition fees for child or grandchild
  • Overseas investments
  • Sending money to friends or family who live overseas
  • Paying for accommodation/luxury holidays overseas
  • Supporting a family member who is travelling overseas
  • Paying for a wedding abroad
  • Overseas mortgage payments
  • Paying for work to be completed overseas
  • Paying for overseas medical expenses
  • Paying for bills overseas

International Transfer FAQ

Make a transfer in three simple steps:

  1. Compete your one-time registration through online banking to get started
  2. Add your recipient so we know where to send money to
  3. Book your international transfer


What is the maximum and minimum transfer amount?
EKC limits for international transfers is $10 minimum and $25,000 maximum. If a higher limit is required please contact your branch.

How do I keep track of my transfer?

Your transfer will appear in your transaction history in online banking in real-time, plus, you’ll receive an email notification when the transfer has left your account and when it arrives at the recipient’s account.

When can I make international transfers?

Anytime, anywhere.

How long does the transfer take?

Quick next-day delivery in North America and up to two business days everywhere else (some exceptions apply).

How safe is my transfer?

Your transfer is protected with AES 256-bit encryption, automated identity verification, anti-money laundering procedures, automated online checks, advanced anti-fraud safeguards and insurance coverage - all through a FINTRAC-regulated entity.

What are the exchange rates?

With live pricing, you get the real exchange rate—every time.

What are the fees?

If the transfer is less than CAD $500, a $2.50 fee applies.

How do I know how much the recipient will receive?

With our guaranteed transfer amount, what is sent is what is received—there are no deductions ever.