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Currency Exchange Rates

Currency __day11 __day12
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USD/CAD __rate111 __rate112
CAD/USD __rate121 __rate122

The exchange rates listed here are base rates. The rate you receive at a financial institution will vary from these base rates.

  • When buying US dollars (converting Canadian to US) you will pay more in Canadian dollars than the posted rate
  • When selling US dollars (converting US to Canadian) will receive less in Canadian dollars than the posted rate

The difference between the posted rate and the actual transaction amounts is referred to as the spread. This spread can vary widely from one financial institution to another and can also vary with the amount of currency being converted from one denomination to another. Larger transactions typically have narrow spreads (closer to the posted rate) than smaller transactions.

In reality, the spread is the fee the financial institution charges you for the transaction and is a source of revenue for them.

Key Interest rates

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Target overnight rate __rate211 __rate212

 

  __day31 __day32
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Prime lending rate __rate311 __rate312
5 year conventional mortgage* __rate321 __rate322

*The rate used to determine whether you qualify for a mortgage will be the greater of:

  • this rate or
  • the rate offered by your financial institution plus 2%

Selected Government of Canada Bonds

Bond Maturity __day41b __day42b
2 year __rate411b __rate412b
3 year __rate421b __rate422b
5 year __rate431b __rate432b
10 year __rate441b __rate442b

Annual Inflation Rate

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Consumer Price Index __rate511 __rate512

 

Exchange Rates 2018-08-152018-08-16 +/-
USD/CAD1.31381.3152 +0.0014
CAD/USD0.76120.7603 -0.0009
Daily Nominal Canadian Effective Exchange Rates 1117.31116.92 -0.39
Daily Nominal CEER versus Major Currencies111.92111.72 -0.20
Daily Nominal CEER versus Other Important Trading Partners134.57133.62 -0.95
Daily Nominal CEER excluding the U.S. dollar121.04120.37 -0.67
Money Market 2018-08-142018-08-15 +/-
Overnight Money Market Financing Rate 21.4968%-- --
Target for the overnight rate1.50%1.50% 0.00
Overnight Repo Rate (CORRA) 31.4736%1.4804% +0.0068
Prime Corporate Paper Rate - 1 Month1.73%1.73% 0.00
Treasury Bills - 1 Month1.32%1.32% 0.00
Bankers' acceptances - 1 Month1.76%1.76% 0.00
Inflation 2018-052018-06 +/-
Inflation-control target range 1-31-3 --
Total consumer price index 42.2%2.5% +0.3
CPI-trim 41.9%2.0% +0.1
CPI-median 42.0%2.0% 0.0
CPI-common 41.9%1.9% 0.0
Interest Rates 2018-08-082018-08-15 +/-
Prime business ('prime rate')3.70%3.70% 0.00
Conventional mortgage - 5-year5.34%5.34% 0.00
Bond Yields 2018-08-142018-08-15 +/-
Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - Over 10 Years2.35%2.29% -0.06
Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 3 Year2.15%2.11% -0.04
Real Return Bond - Long-Term0.63%0.57% -0.06

Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - 1 to 3 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - 1 to 3 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.06
2018-08-14 2.09
2018-08-13 2.08
2018-08-10 2.08
2018-08-09 2.09

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Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - 3 to 5 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - 3 to 5 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.16
2018-08-14 2.20
2018-08-13 2.19
2018-08-10 2.18
2018-08-09 2.21

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Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - 5 to 10 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - 5 to 10 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.24
2018-08-14 2.29
2018-08-13 2.28
2018-08-10 2.27
2018-08-09 2.31

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Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - Over 10 Years

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Marketable Bonds - Average Yield - Over 10 Years
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.29
2018-08-14 2.35
2018-08-13 2.33
2018-08-10 2.32
2018-08-09 2.36

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Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 2 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 2 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.09
2018-08-14 2.12
2018-08-13 2.11
2018-08-10 2.10
2018-08-09 2.11

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Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 3 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 3 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.11
2018-08-14 2.15
2018-08-13 2.14
2018-08-10 2.13
2018-08-09 2.15

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Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 5 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 5 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.19
2018-08-14 2.23
2018-08-13 2.22
2018-08-10 2.21
2018-08-09 2.24

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Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 7 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 7 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.23
2018-08-14 2.27
2018-08-13 2.26
2018-08-10 2.25
2018-08-09 2.29

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Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 10 Year

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - 10 Year
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.27
2018-08-14 2.31
2018-08-13 2.30
2018-08-10 2.29
2018-08-09 2.33

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Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - Long-Term

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Government of Canada Benchmark Bond Yields - Long-Term
Date Yield
2018-08-15 2.28
2018-08-14 2.34
2018-08-13 2.32
2018-08-10 2.31
2018-08-09 2.35

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Real Return Bond - Long-Term

GRAPH PERIOD: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018

Real Return Bond - Long-Term
Date Yield
2018-08-15 0.57
2018-08-14 0.63
2018-08-13 0.61
2018-08-10 0.60
2018-08-09 0.63

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