Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, to ensure the safety and well being of our valued customers and staff all VBCE retail branch locations will be temporarily closed until further notice. For existing clients, between 8:00am - 3:00pm PST Monday - Friday we have reduced our FX services to electronic transfers and precious metals pre-orders (minimum order of either 100 oz silver, 5 oz gold or 5 oz platinum with payment by electronic funds). You can contact your trader directly, email info@vbce.ca or call 604-685-1008 to be referred to a trader. Our VBCE online services are unaffected and the online platform is processing trades as usual. For further information regarding our online services please visit www.vbce.ca/online. For inquiries regarding the online platform, please email fxonline@vbce.ca.

VBCE is a popular destination for foreign students

As a foreign student in Canada who does not yet have a work permit, VBCE can help you transfer foreign funds, and convert them into CAD in several ways:


Students can exchange their money in person at one of VBCE's locations. Unlike other financial institutions, we don't charge a transaction fee.

Family Members

Family members can have funds wired to students in Canada via VBCE's many foreign currency accounts. The funds can then be converted into CAD and forwarded to the school or the agent.


Many schools instruct students to transfer funds to the school's Canadian dollar account. In this case, either the sending bank or receiving bank sets the exchange rate. Please contact one of our traders to compare the exchange rate offered by your financial institution with VBCE's rate on incoming transfers.


We speak your language

Our multi-lingual Specialists can help you, whether or not English is your first language. Contact us at 604-685-1008 for assistance.