Today, 1.00 (one) Swiss Franc is worth 1.50 Canadian Dollar, ie, C1.00 = $1.50. That's because the current exchange rate, to CAD, is 1.50. So, to make Swiss Franc to Canadian Dollar conversion, you just need to multiply the amount in CHF by 1.50.
Learn how to get the best Swiss exchange rate before exchanging your money
The Swiss Franc is the official Swiss currency. CHF/CAD represents the value of Swiss money in Canadian money and it is called the 'exchange rate' or 'forex rate'. This exchange rate from Swiss Franc to Canadian Dollar is today at 1.500.
As an example, suppose you are from Ottawa Canada and you travel to Bern Switzerland. There, you need to get 1000 Swiss Francs (C) at a Bern bank to pay your hotel. In this case you would pay 1.500 * 1000 = 1500 Canadian Dollars ($). But, in practice, you will pay more (or perhaps much more) to get the same amount of your foreign currency due to the margin for the money conversion services costs like: commissions, credit card surcharges, ATM fees and other expenses. If, for example, you are using a credit card, this margin will typically be around 2 to 3 percent. We recommend that you choose the best place to make your money exchange because there can be a large difference between forex rates you will get.
In the example above for a 1000 Swiss Francs amount, the result of the money conversion is 1530 CAD for a 2% margin or 1545 CAD for a 3% margin.
Some Internet based foreign currency exchange agencies add 10 percent or even more. So, if you make the same calculations above, there will be a difference of about 150 CAD depending on which forex bank or agency you choose to exchange your money. So, that's why we advise you to seek the best place to get the best fx rates for your upcoming money transfer/exchange. The only way to know what is the best exchange rate is to know what the current rate is. You can easily accomplish this by using periodically our currency converter above to get an idea of what forex rate to expect.
Note: If you use our currency converter, you only need to choose the amount of margin in its drop-down list and have an estimate of how much you will pay to get the desired amount.
By the way: there are some notations for this currency pair like CHF-CAD or CHFCAD among others. The currency symbol for Swiss Franc is (C) while the currency symbol for Canadian Dollar is ($). Note also that the Switzerland country code is CHE or CH. The Canada country code is CAN or CA
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