Bank of Canada - Search for Unclaimed Money

Bank of Canada - Search for Unclaimed Money
Prize: The law in Canada is that if a bank account has been inactive for 10 years, the money in that account must be turned over to the Bank of Canada. The Bank of Canada is currently holding almost $1 billion and they have a website that lets you search their database to see if you or someone you know is the owner of any of it. It's a long shot but maybe you had a bank account as a kid with a few bucks in it and you forgot about it. It only takes a few seconds to find out.
Frequency: This is a freebie, not a sweepstakes
End Date: Unknownposted on June 24, 2015


A few years ago, I found approximately $1,500 of my Dad's money.

Posted by: anonymous on June 24, 2015

I found an account I'm almost 100% sure belongs to my father and it has $2500 in it :| thank you for posting this!

Posted by: Stephanie on June 24, 2015

Cool, I hope it turns out to be your father's Stephanie.

That's almost like winning a contest.

Posted by: HDS on June 25, 2015

A few years ago I got a call from someone who told me he knew how I could get $600 and he'd tell me if I agreed to give him $100. I agreed. It turned out that I had an old bank account that I had been using when I was in university and I forgot about it. The guy who called me found out about it in the Canada Gazette. In those days there wasn't a website but these things were printed in the Gazette and I don't remember how you could get a copy of it. Anyway, I got the money and paid the guy like I had agreed to.

Posted by: Don on June 25, 2015

You can go to provinces revenue dept to check to Ontario is only province Not making business give back your money there is

Posted by: on July 14, 2015

I found almost $1,900 for a friend who used to work up in the Yukon and had changed his last name. I've also let various charities know if I saw unclaimed money. I never ask for anything in return, just feel good doing this.

Posted by: Dinny on October 18, 2015

I found an account of my late uncle with $1,200 in it - emailed my cousin right away! Thanks so much for posting!!!

Posted by: Calibb on January 13, 2016

Wow! Thanks for this - I thought I was very careful about my money, but somehow I missed $6l of my son's money when he was young. It somehow didn't get sent with everything else when we moved.

Posted by: pj on March 8, 2017

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