Use your own bank machine
We’ve all had to pay “convenience fees” for using an ATM machine that wasn’t provided by our own financial institution. According to the Government of Canada’s research on ATM fees, these costs can add up to between $1 and $5 every time you make a withdrawal in Canada. If
you’re travelling, this amount can easily double or triple. ATM fees are easily avoided by planning your cash requirements in advance. We recommend that you take a look at your budget for the upcoming month, and determine how much cash you’ll need. Then make one trip to your bank’s ATM machine for the month. This will allow you to
avoid paying unnecessary ATM fees.