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Bank Notes


Retailers are the first line of defence in the fight against counterfeiting. By knowing how to quickly and reliably identify genuine bank notes, they help keep counterfeits out of circulation. The Bank of Canada educates retailers and conducts retail-related research and maintains active partnerships with retail and business organizations.

Education and training

The Bank of Canada offers retailers various counterfeiting-prevention educational materials, including posters and leaflets, videos, and training CDs. Order/download educational materials.

An article on helpful counterfeit detection techniques for cash-handlers is also available in PDF format.

Trainer's Tool Kit

The Trainer's Tool Kit provides loss-prevention and training personnel with a comprehensive tool kit that can be used to familiarize cash handlers with bank note security features and effective for authenticating genuine versus bogus bank notes. More information.


Bank of Canada staff provide currency-education presentations to corporate trainers and resource protection personnel. Through our regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Halifax, Bank of Canada staff work with your organization to tailor an interactive and informative educational sessions. For more information, contact us at

Retail partnerships

The Bank maintains partnerships with Canadian retail and business organizations. This permits the Bank to promote the services and support it provides to the retail/small-business community. Our partners include