HSBC in Canada

HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in the country.

We help companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances internationally through three global business lines: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

Canada is an important market for the HSBC Group – one of the world’s largest banking and financial services groups with assets of US$2,728 billion at 30 September 2019. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 65 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Management team

Details about our Executive Committee and Board of Directors can be found on the Management team page.

Financial information

Our recent annual reports, quarterly financial statements, press releases, investor prospectuses and capital risk management disclosures are accessible on the Investor Relations  section of our global corporate website. French-only documents are also available through SEDAR.

Except as required by law, HSBC Bank Canada expressly disclaims any intention and undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as conditions change. Information posted on this website is accurate at the time of posting but may be superseded by later information.

Legislative Covered Bond Programme

Information about HSBC Bank Canada's Legislative Covered Bond Programme including monthly investor reports, programme documents and prospectuses can be found on Legislative Covered Bond Programme page.



  • BC’s Top Employers – Canada’s Top Employers (2019)
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers – Canada’s Top Employers (2019)
  • Canada’s #1 Trade Finance Bank AND Best Bank for Service Quality – Euromoney (2019 - 2020) (HSBC was also named world’s leading trade finance bank, leader in 21 individual markets and in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, North America)
  • Best RMB Bank in Canada – The Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain and Risk Management Awards (2019)
  • Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance or Insurance) – Human Resources Director (2019)
  • Gold Award Multicultural – Experiential/Special Events/Stunts – The Optimized Marketing Awards (2019)
  • Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada – Corporate Knights (2012 - 2019)
  • Gold in Business Impact and Customer Experience for the Welcome Mat and Let’s Meet 1:26 campaigns and Bronze in Engagement for Balance Tragedy campaign – Canadian Marketing Association (2019)
  • Sector Distinction & Outstanding Commitment, Employment Equity Awards, Government of Canada (2016 - 2018)
  • Best Domestic Cash Manager for Corporate AND Best in Service Cash Manager for Financial Institutions – Euromoney (2018)
  • Direct Brokerage Service Award – DALBAR (2012 - 2018)
  • InvestDirect – Telephone Service Seal of Excellence – DALBAR (2018)


  • Stonewall Top Global Employer (for LGBTQ+) (2019)
  • World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance, World’s Best Bank for Public-Sector Clients, World’s Best Bank for SMEs – Euromoney Awards for Excellence (2019)
  • Top Trade Finance Bank globally – Euromoney (3rd year); also #1 trade bank in 21 countries and in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, North America)
  • Best Global Transaction Bank and Best Transaction Bank in North America – The Banker (2019)
  • Asiamoney Global RMB Poll - #1 overall for the eighth year in a row and #1 in both the onshore and offshore categories (new categories) (2019)
  • Covered Bond House of the Year – Global Capital Covered Bond Awards (2019)


The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited – the founding member of the modern HSBC Group – opened in Hong Kong in March 1865, and then in Shanghai one month later. Learn more about HSBC's history

Date Key events
July 1981 Hongkong Bank of Canada, now HSBC Bank Canada, incorporated as a chartered bank under the Bank Act of Canada
November 1986 Acquired the Bank of British Columbia
May 1988 Bought Midland Bank Canada
November 1989 Acquired Lloyds Bank Canada
August 1995 Bought Metropolitan Trust Company of Canada, now HSBC Trust Company (Canada)
May 1996 Bought M.K. Wong & Associates Ltd, now HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited
August 1996 Acquired Barclays Bank of Canada
May 1998 Acquired National Westminster Bank of Canada
June 1999 Hongkong Bank of Canada was renamed HSBC Bank Canada
December 1999 Acquired Prenor Trust Company of Canada, now HSBC Trust Company (Canada)
April 2000 Acquired Republic National Bank of New York (Canada)
April 2001 Acquired CCF Canada
June 2004 Acquired Intesa Bank Canada
December 2008 Acquired HSBC Financial Corporation Limited (formerly Household Financial Corporation Limited)
January 2012 HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. sold its full-service retail brokerage arm to National Bank Financial
March 2012 Announced plans to exit consumer finance business

Contact details

HSBC Bank Canada
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6C 3E9

Investor contact

Enquiries may be directed to Investor Relations by writing to:

HSBC Bank Canada
Investor Relations
Finance Department
Fourth Floor
2910 Virtual Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5M 0B2

Investor Relations

Designation of eligible dividends
For the purposes of the Income Tax Act, Canada, and any similar provincial legislation, HSBC Bank Canada advises that all of its dividends paid to Canadian residents in 2006 and subsequent years are eligible dividends unless indicated otherwise.

China gets back to work

7 April 2020

The Chinese economy is starting to recover from the impact of COVID-19, according to HSBC Global Research.

World Autism Awareness Day 2020

2 April 2020

HSBC is committed to creating a supportive working culture where people with autism can thrive.

Keeping connected during COVID-19

1 April 2020

HSBC employees in mainland China share how they helped customers, communities and each other.