Institution numbers in Canada.
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What is an institution number?
The institution number is a unique three-digit code assigned to a certain bank or financial institution to identify them. A transit number is made up of five-digits and together with the institution number they form a routing number.
- The institution number - three digits - identifies your bank.
- The transit number - five digits - shows which branch you opened your account at.
- The account number - seven to twelve digits - identifies your individual account.
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Find your bank institution number.
Find your bank institution number.
|Financial institution||Institution number|
Canadian Western Bank
Alberta Treasury Branches
Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. (Canada Branch)
The Bank of New York Mellon
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Canada)
BNP Paribas (Canada)
Deutsche Bank AG
Mega International Commercial Bank (Canada)
Korea Exchange Bank of Canada
Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. Canada Branch
UBS Bank (Canada)
Société Générale (Canada Branch)
State Bank of India (Canada) Alberta
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation of Canada
Amex Bank of Canada
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada)
Bank of China (Canada)
First Nations Bank of Canada
BofA Canada Bank
J.P. Morgan Bank Canada
CTC Bank of Canada
U.S. Bank National Association
Habib Canadian Bank
Capital One Bank (Canada Branch)
First Commercial Bank
HSBC Bank USA National Association
Pacific & Western Bank of Canada
United Overseas Bank Limited
Canadian Tire Bank
UBS AG Canada Branch
ICICI Bank Canada
Dundee Bank of Canada
General Bank of Canada
Fifth Third Bank
Société Générale (Canada Branch) Ontario
The Northern Trust Company Canada Branch
Shinhan Bank Canada
Walmart Canada Bank
Barclay’s Bank PLC Canada Branch
MonCana Bank of Canada
Community Trust Company
The Canada Trust Company
Laurentian Trust of Canada Inc.
Effort Trust Company
Investors Group Trust Co. Ltd.
CIBC Trust Corporation
Montreal Trust Company of Canada
Sun Life Financial Trust Inc.
Peace Hills Trust Company
Royal Trust Company
Royal Trust Corporation of Canada
National Trust Company
Royal Bank Mortgage Corporation
TD Mortgage Corporation
TD Pacific Mortgage Corporation
HSBC Mortgage Corporation (Canada)
Scotia Mortgage Corporation
CS Alterna Bank
ING Bank of Canada
B2B Bank (formerly B2B Trust)
ResMor Trust Company
Peoples Trust Company
The Equitable Trust Company
Industrial Alliance Trust Inc.
Manulife Trust Company
Household Trust Company
Latvian Credit Union Limited
Communication Technologies Credit Union Limited
Arnstein Community Credit Union Limited
Central 1 Credit Union British Columbia
All Trans Financial Services Credit Union Limited
La Confédération des Caisses Populaires et D’Économie Desjardins du Québec
La Fédération des caisses populaires du Manitoba Inc.
Central 1 Credit Union Ontario
La Fédération des Caisses Populaires de l’Ontario Inc.
Airline Financial Credit Union Limited
Dundalk District Credit Union Limited
Alterna Savings and Credit Union
Goderich Community Credit Union Limited
Ontario Civil Service Credit Union Limited
Concentra Financial Services Association
Golden Horseshoe Credit Union Limited
La Fédération des Caisses Populaires Acadiennes Limitée
Credit Union Central of Manitoba Limited
Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan
Alliance des caisses populaires de l’Ontario Limitée
Credit Union Central Alberta Limited
Where is the institution number on a cheque?
Your bank transit number and institution number can be found at the bottom of a cheque.
The transit number (five digits) identifies which branch you opened your account at.
The three-digit institution number identifies your bank.
The account number (11 digits) identifies your individual account.