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This is a multifunction template. At its simplest, it adds the currency mark "CA$", as recommended by MOS:CURRENCY for many situations. The template can also link to the Canadian dollar article and can even calculate inflation. See warnings below.

Usage[change source]


Additional text like "million" or "trillion" must be placed outside the template, typically preceded by a non-breaking space (see example below).


  • {{CAD}}CA$
  • {{CAD|123.45}}CA$123.45
  • {{CAD|123}}{{nbsp}}millionCA$123 million

Link[change source]

The parameter |link=yes may be used to link CA$ to the article Canadian dollar. This is turned off by default, but may be appropriate for the first occurrence of the term in an article.


  • {{CAD|123.45|link=yes}}CA$123.45

Inflation calculation[change source]

The template supports inflation calculation, by way of {{Inflation}}. If the second parameter is used, to specify a year, and this year is within a certain range of available inflation data (specifically, if 1688 ≤ year < 2020), the equivalent value represented in 2020 dollars will be calculated in parentheses. However, this function should only be used in appropriate situations.

  • {{CAD|value|year}}
  • {{CAD|value|year|round=round|about=yes}}


  • {{CAD|100|1687}}CA$100
  • {{CAD|100|1688}}CA$100 (equivalent to $3,426 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|100|1966}}CA$100 (equivalent to $782.86 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|100|1966|link=yes}}CA$100 (equivalent to $782.86 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|100|2019}}CA$100 (equivalent to $100.74 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|100|2020}}CA$100
  • {{CAD|100|2023}}CA$100
  • {{CAD|100|2024}}CA$100

Additional parameter |about=yes will cause the template to calculate to the nearest dollar (instead of the nearest cent), and prefix the calculated value with "about". The rounding can be fine-tuned further by using |round=integer. These parameters may be combined.


  • {{CAD|10|1935}}CA$10 (equivalent to $187.67 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|10|1935|round=0}}CA$10 (equivalent to $188 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|10|1935|about=yes}}CA$10 (equivalent to about $188 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|1000|1935|round=2}}CA$1,000 (equivalent to $18,767.12 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|1000|1935|round=-2}}CA$1,000 (equivalent to $18,800 in 2020)
  • {{CAD|1000|1935|round=-2|about=yes}}CA$1,000 (equivalent to about $18,800 in 2020)

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