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Canadian Transit Numbers and the Apple App Store

June 1, 2009 1 comment

If you are an aspiring Canadian looking to become a certified Apple iPhone Developer, one of hurdles you may encounter a some point is when trying to enter your Canadian transit number for your banking details. You will try in vain to enter your 5 digit number only to find to your dismay that it doesn’t work.

In the US, transit numbers are 9 digits, and therefore the 5 digits you entered are not going to cut it. The solution is as follows:

You need to take the institution number (004 for TD for example) and add it to the front of the branch id (5 digits). You then needed to add an additional zero to the front for a total of nine digits. In summary the transit number was 0004. (ie 0004transitnumber)

Also, here is a list of institution numbers:

001 – Bank of Montreal
002 – The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
003 – Royal Bank of Canada
004 – Toronto-Dominion Canada Trust
006 – Banque Nationale du Canada (National Bank of Canada)
010 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
016 – Hong Kong Bank of Canada
039 – Laurentian Bank of Canada
809 – Credit Union Central of British Columbia (includes VanCity)
815 – La Confédération des Caisses Populaires et D’Économie Desjardins du Québec
828 – Credit Union Central of Ontario Limited
829 – La Fédération des Caisses Populaires de l’Ontario Inc.
865 – La Fédération des Caisses Populaires Acadiennes Limitée

Hope this helps out some of my fellow Canuck developers!

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