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Foreign exchange for you

Transferring funds to / from Canada?

Are you living and/or working in Canada, but still have funds held overseas?  If the answer is 'yes' then you're going to need some help moving your money.  Whether it's because you need to buy property, pay for living expenses or arrange mortgage payments, whatever your needs, you'll have to convert your foreign currency into Canadian dollars or vice versa.

World First can help.  We'll convert your money into dollars at the best available rate.  And then we'll make the international payment into your account.

If you're living abroad but still have assets in dollars, or you're looking to make regular payments to Canada to an international or domestic account, we can help transfer the funds and pay the money in directly.

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Foreign exchange for your business

Foreign Exchange dealing in dollars

Perhaps you're involved in business in Canada and have regular need to transfer money in and out of the country. That's where World First can help.  We make it as easy as possible for you to transact. We don’t do answer machines here and you can call us and deal over the phone – you’ll have a direct line to your designated dealer, who will always answer within three rings (we don’t do automated calling systems). Sometimes we do need to get some sleep, but our industry leading online platform doesn’t have the same problem. Here you can book rates, choose beneficiaries and view your past payments – 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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These are our main ways of transferring currency – but they’re not the only ones. If you can’t see what you need here, please give us a call.

Spot contract

The spot rate is the exchange rate on the day

If all you want to do is make a single payment or payments, a spot contract could be the way to go.

Forward contract

Fix the rate in advance.

If you want to fix the rate you’ll exchange at, a forward contract is one of the ways to do it. It lets you exchange at a fixed rate on a date in the future – up to three years in advance.

Flexible forward contracts


All the benefits of a forward contract but you can transact on or before the day you have set.

Other services:

Take profit order


Set a best case rate. If currency rates move in your favour and your target rate is achieved, we’ll automatically strike while the iron is hot and buy or sell your currency.

Stop loss order


Agree the ‘worst case’ rate you’re prepared to accept, and if the market moves against you, we’ll automatically buy or sell your currency so you’re protected.

One cancels other (OCO)


A combination of a take profit order and a stop loss order. If one is executed the other is automatically cancelled. This will help you achieve a favourable target rate whilst also protecting you against adverse market moves allowing you to set a ‘worst case’ rate.

About us

World First is the leading foreign exchange company in the UK bringing our innovative take on foreign exchange services to Canada . Our service is fast, friendly and commission-free. We can transact with clients from any country and transfer funds between virtually all currencies by priority same-day SWIFT transfer.


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0800 542 7488


+44 20 7801 1050

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London office:

00 44 20 7801 9080

London office hours:

8:00am to 6:00pm GMT

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