Swift Codes or BIC Codes for all the Banks in the world. You can find it here!
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Swift Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and it is unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also used the codes for exchanging other messages between them.

The Swift code consists of 8 or 11 characters. When 8-digits code is given, it refers to the primary office. The code formatted as below;

AAAA BB CC DDD

  • First 4 characters - bank code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters - ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters - location code (letters and digits) (passive participant will have "1" in the second character)
  • Last 3 characters - branch code, optional ('XXX' for primary office) (letters and digits)

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Currently, there are over 40,000 “live” Swift codes. The "live" codes are for the partners who are actively connected to the Swift network. On top of that, there are more than 50,000 additional codes, which are used for manual transactions. These additional codes are for the passive participants.

The registrations of Swift Codes are handled by Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) and their headquarters is located in La Hulpe, Belgium. SWIFT is the registered trademarks of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.

Canada Bank Swift Codes

Canada Below are the SWIFT codes for all banks in Canada. These SWIFT codes are only the active participants who are connected to SWIFT network. The passive participant’s codes are excluded from the list.


ID Bank or Institution City Branch Swift Code
1 AIR CANADA MONTREAL ACNACA2Q
2 AIR CANADA PENSION MASTER TRUST FUND MONTREAL ACMTCAMM
3 ALBERTA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION EDMONTON AIMCCA66
4 ALBERTA TREASURY BRANCHES EDMONTON ATBRCA6E
5 AZUR GROUP INC MONTREAL AZGRCAMM
6 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CANADA BRANCH TORONTO (FOREIGN CURRENCY SERVICES) BOFACATTFCS
7 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CANADA BRANCH TORONTO (GLOBAL DERIVATIVES AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE) BOFACATTGRC
8 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CANADA BRANCH TORONTO (TREASURY) BOFACATTTSY
9 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CANADA BRANCH TORONTO BOFACATT
10 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CANADA BRANCH VANCOUVER BOFACATTVAN
11 BANK OF CANADA OTTAWA BCANCAW2
12 BANK OF CHINA (CANADA) TORONTO BKCHCATT
13 BANK OF CHINA (CANADA) VANCOUVER (VANCOUVER BRANCH) BKCHCATTVAN
14 BANK OF CHINA TORONTO BRANCH TORONTO BKCHCAT2
15 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE MONTREAL BOFMCAM3
16 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO (BMO - BROKERS) BOFMCAT2BMO
17 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO (BMO NESBITT BURNS) BOFMCAM2NBB
18 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO (CLS PAYMENTS ONLY) BOFMCAT2CLS
19 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO (FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND MONEY MARKET) BOFMCAT2FXM
20 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO (GLOBAL CASH MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS) BOFMCAT2GCT
21 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO (INTERNATIONAL BRANCH) BOFMCAM2
22 BANK OF MONTREAL, THE TORONTO (INTERNATIONAL BRANCH) BOFMCAT2
23 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA CALGARY NOSCCATTCGY
24 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA CALGARY NOSCCATTTPC
25 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA HALIFAX NOSCCATTHFX
26 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA MONTREAL NOSCCATTMTL
27 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA MONTREAL NOSCCATTTPM
28 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA OTTAWA NOSCCATTOTT
29 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA SASKATOON NOSCCATTSKN
30 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (ALL OFFICES IN CANADA) NOSCCATT
31 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (BALANCE SHEET MANAGEMENT) NOSCCATTBSM
32 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (CDN SHORT TERM FUNDING) NOSCCATTCST
33 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (COLLECTION DEPARTMENT) NOSCCATTCOL
34 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (CONTINUOUS LINK SETTLEMENT) NOSCCATTCLS
35 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (SECURITIES) NOSCCATMSEC
36 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (TERM FUNDING AND SECURITIZATION) NOSCCATTTFS
37 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (TOR SHORTTERMFUNDING) NOSCCATTSTF
38 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO (WEALTH MGMT) NOSCCATMWM1
39 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO NOSCCATMCMS
40 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO NOSCCATMGTB
41 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO NOSCCATTFXA
42 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO NOSCCATTTOR
43 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO NOSCCATTTPG
44 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TORONTO NOSCCATTTPT
45 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA VANCOUVER NOSCCATTTPV
46 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA VANCOUVER NOSCCATTVCR
47 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA WINNIPEG NOSCCATTTPW
48 BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA WINNIPEG NOSCCATTWPG
49 BANQUE NATIONALE DU CANADA MONTREAL (CALGARY BRANCH CODE) BNDCCAMMCGY
50 BANQUE NATIONALE DU CANADA MONTREAL (CUSTODY) BNDCCAMMCUS