Bank Opening Times: Hours Of Operations For Canada’s Largest Banks

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Bank Opening Times: Hours Of Operations For Canada's Largest Banks

Having avoided a banking crisis during the worldwide financial meltdown in 2008, and consistently ranking among the best in the world when it comes to security – it’s fair to say that Canada is home to some of the world’s best banks.

But, even the world’s best banks can’t stay open all the time! So, we’ve put together a list of Canada’s top banks and their typical hours of operations. We hope it makes planning your day to day banking in Canada that little bit easier.

It’s worth noting that these banks observe different opening hours in different areas, based on the needs of customers in that particular area.

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

Founded back in 1864, RBC is Canada’s largest bank. RBC has over 1,300 Canadian branches, and over 16 million clients worldwide.

Here are RBC’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 8:00pm
Friday: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest RBC branch and its opening hours here

Scotiabank 

The Bank of Nova Scotia, operating as Scotiabank, was founded in 1832 and has almost 1000 branches in Canada.

As one of the top banks in Canada, Scotiabank serves more than 24 million customers in over 50 countries.

Here are Scotiabank’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 8:00pm
Friday: 9:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest Scotiabank branch and its opening hours here.  

Bank Opening Times: Hours Of Operations For Canada's Largest Banks

Bank of Montreal (BMO) 

Founded in 1817, BMO is officially Canada’s oldest bank.

The company has more than 900 Canadian branches, and provides serves more than 12 million customers.

Here are BMO’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest BMO branch and its opening hours here.

Toronto – Dominion (TD) 

Toronto-Dominion Bank (Commonly referred to as TD) was created in 1955 through the merger of the Bank of Toronto and The Dominion Bank, which were founded in 1855 and 1869 respectively.

The bank and its subsidiaries now have over 22 million clients worldwide. In Canada, the bank operates as TD Canada Trust which serves more than 11 million customers at over 1,150 branches.

Here are TD’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest TD branch and its opening hours here

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) 

CIBC was formed in 1961 through the merger of the Canadian Bank of Commerce (opened 1867) and the Imperial Bank of Canada (opened 1875).

CIBC is Canada’s fifth largest bank and has over 1000 branches across the country.  

Here are CIBC’s typical banking hours: 

Monday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest CIBC branch and its opening hours here

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)

HSBC was founded in London, England in 1991 and is the seventh biggest bank in the world. HSBC Bank Canada employs 6,100 people at 144 branches across the country.

Here are HSBC Canada’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest HSBC branch and its opening hours here.

Bank Opening Times: Hours Of Operations For Canada's Largest Banks

National Bank Of Canada 

National bank was founded in Montreal back in 1859, and currently has over 400 branches nationwide.

Here are National Bank’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest National Bank branch and its opening hours here.

Tangerine Bank 

Founded by ING in 1997 as ING Direct Canada, the bank was acquired by Scotiabank in 2012. The new name for the bank – Tangerine – was revealed in November 2013, and was rolled out beginning in April 2014.

Tangerine does not have typical bank branches, but does have Cafés located in some of the busiest Canadian communities, as well as Pop-Up Locations and Kiosks that travel around the country.

Here are Tangerine’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

You can locate your nearest Tangerine location and its opening hours here.  

Manulife Bank of Canada

Operating as Manulife Bank, this bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife.

Since its establishment in 1993, Manulife Bank has grown to more than $22 billion in assets and serves customers nationwide across Canada.

Here are Manulife’s typical banking hours: 

Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest Manulife location and its opening hours here

Simplii 

Simplii Financial is the direct banking brand of CIBC. It was founded in 2017 following CIBC and supermarket chain Loblaw’s mutually deciding to end their 20-year joint venture of providing consumer banking services under the President’s Choice Financial brand.

Here are Simplii’s typical banking hours:

Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

You can locate your nearest Simplii location and its opening hours here.

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