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You don’t want to pay high fees when you’re transferring money from Canada to Pakistan. We’ll share the fastest, easiest, and most secure ways to convert Canadian dollars to Pakistani rupees and help you keep your fees to an absolute minimum.
Whether you’re travelling to Pakistan, sending money to family and friends, paying living expenses, investing, buying or selling property or something else, we’ll recommend the best money transfer providers. That way, the person getting the rupees has more cash in their pockets, and that’s good for both of you.
Canadian residents send around $565,000,000 USD to Pakistan every year. High currency exchange fees charged by traditional banks, PayPal and some of the more expensive currency exchange businesses could mean up to $30,000,000 USD in unnecessary fees — or $300 each if 100,000 residents are converting their dollars to rupees.
There are three main ways you could be overpaying when you’re converting Canadian currency:
Fixed fee — this is a fixed CAD fee that banks and some other providers charge to convert and transfer money. It could be as much as $40 CAD.
Percentage fee — this is a commission that you pay on the total amount you transfer, so the less you send, the less you pay. These can range between under half a percent to two percent or more.
Difference to exchange rate — this is where you get a worse exchange rate than the standard exchange rate. For example, the standard exchange rate states that $100 CAD is worth 10,480 rupees, but a currency provider sends 10,350 rupees to the beneficiary.
We keep things simple. When we compare money transfer providers, we take all the fees into account, and recommend the ones where your Canadian dollars go furthest.
Canadian residents funding a currency exchange will normally choose to pay through a direct bank payment, their debit or credit card or a bank transfer.
Around 100 million Pakistanis don’t have a bank account, this means cash pickup or transfers to mobile wallets are a good option. We’ve shown these details below.
For higher-value transactions, you may choose to transfer funds using a foreign exchange (FOREX) broker, as you will receive personalized phone or email service and may be assigned a specialist account manager. A FOREX broker may offer multiple collection options for the person receiving the funds.
The fees you pay can change, depending on how much you’re transferring. Because of this, we’ve compared money transfer specialists over four different amounts:
Very low-value transfers of $100 CAD or less
Low-value transfers of $500 CAD
Medium-value transfers of $2,000 CAD
High-value transfers of $10,000 CAD or more
Best providers to send $100 CAD to Pakistan
Paying in options
Direct bank payment
Direct bank payment*
Bank account deposit
Transfer to mobile wallet
Speed of transfer
Same day to two days
Two to five days
*There may be an additional fee for funding a transaction using this method.
Best providers to send $500 CAD to Pakistan
Transfers to a bank account
The 5 best options to transfer CAD to a bank account in Pakistan
Cash pick-up at an agent location
The 2 best options to send CAD for cash pick-up at agent locations in Pakistan
Transfers via a foreign exchange company
Foreign exchange companies (also known as "forex brokers") are usually the best options for large transactions and offer personalized phone or email service. The rates we list are indicative only, to make sure you get the best deal we recommend requesting a quote from multiple providers.
Transfers to mobile wallets
The 1 best options to transfer money to a mobile wallet in Pakistan
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Monito compares 8 providers available for sending money from Canada to Pakistan.
If your recipient wants to receive in his bank account in Pakistan, then the cheapest option is currently WorldRemit, with no transfer fees and a competitive CAD-PKR exchange rate (their current rate is 1 CAD = 112.892 PKR).
The total cost of your transfer with WorldRemit is 4.81 CAD, but the total cost would be 44 CAD (roughly 9x more expensive) if you were to use Royal Bank of Canada to make the same transaction.
Two other options to consider include TransferWise and Transfast.
The recipient of your transfer doesn't have a bank account? We also compare several money transfer companies able to send in cash in Pakistan: WorldRemit is at the moment the most competitive option with no transfer fees and a very competitive CAD-PKR conversion rate (their current rate is 1 CAD = 111.5331 PKR).
In comparison, the total cost of your transfer would be 15.73 CAD if you were to use Transfast to make the same transaction.
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Before each international money transfer, you should come and compare the costs of the different options on Monito, as they may have changed. Once you fill out the above form and click on compare, you’ll see a list of all the options to send money between two countries. The cheapest option is at the top, but you may want to consider other criteria such as the speed of transaction or the pay-in or pay-out methods.
Of course! Banks are usually not the best way to make international money transfers. The fees can be quite low (and sometimes even zero), but beware of the poor exchange rates which banks often apply. We list as many banks as possible in our results, so do compare to find out if you’d be better off switching to another bank or a specialized money transfer company.
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