Account & Routing Numbers
The account and routing numbers can be found at the bottom of your bank checks. Please use the guidelines below to determine these values for both Canada and US.
If you don't have any checks, contact your branch for information. In Canada, the routing number is made up of the transit # and institution # combined. You may need to ask for these values separately.
- 1Routing Number: The transit # and institution # combine to create the routing number. In Canada, the routing number is 8-digits long.
The transit number is the number between ⑆ and ⑉ (Ex: ⑆12345⑉). Enter 5 digits for your transit number. If your transit number is less than 5 digits, add zeros to the beginning. For example, if your transit number is 2, enter 00002.
- 2Account Number: For most banks, the account number follows the transit and institution numbers. It comes after ⑆ and before ⑈ (Ex: ⑆1234567⑈). Your account number may be broken up by symbols on your cheque. Enter your full account number and do not include any dashes, spaces or additional zeros.
Note: DO NOT include the TD Canada Trust 4-digit designation # that precedes the account #. See tips below for account number length and additional info.
TD Canada Trust
The last 7 digits on your cheque. Be sure to not include the 4 digit designation number which precedes your account number.
The last digit on your cheque, the verification digit, is part of your 7 digit account number. Make sure to include this digit.
Tangerine (formerly ING Bank of Canada)
Online bank: Transit number will always be 00152.
HSBC Bank of Canada
9 digits (the last 9 on your cheques)
The transit number will always begin with 10XXX.
Your account number appears on your cheques after the institution number (828).
7 or 12 digits
National Bank of Canada
- 1Routing Number: The routing number is 9-digits long and surrounded by ⑆.
- 2Account Number: The account number is usually left of ⑈ (Ex: 12345-67980⑈).
Note: If check number is left of account #, ignore the check #.
Lastly, the check, routing and account numbers may appear in a different order on your check.