The symbol for the new single currency looks like a letter C with the letter N containing the dot inside. It was inspired by the abbreviation CAN - in reference to the first three letters of the word 'Canada'.

The Canadian dollar symbol is easily recognisable and in a few years' time it will be as well known as the U.S. dollar symbol ($). As an abbreviation, the symbol is very convenient and it will soon be on every new computer or typewriter keyboard.

The symbol is provided in two variants: one symbol for writing by hand, and the second produced by machine.

        symbol for printing     symbol for writing by hand

To purchase fonts with the Canadian dollar symbol please make a request .

government feedback
Letters from Government concerning a new symbol usage
Examples of eymbol usage
  Documents with Canadian dollar symbol adaptation
Computer and new symbol
  Keyboard layout with a new symbol and code for symbol support
historical overview
  Facts from history of the dollar symbol and its predecessors
  How to use a symbol properly and some stories from history
Contact us
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