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Convert USD to CAD in Google Sheets: Easy Steps

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
March 26, 2024

Use the '=GOOGLEFINANCE("CURRENCY:USDCAD")' formula in Google Sheets to convert USD to CAD using real-time exchange rates. Multiply this formula by the USD amount for specific conversions. Automate currency conversion tasks to enhance productivity and data management.

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Google Sheets USD to CAD

Converting currency from USD to CAD in Google Sheets can be efficiently done using the built-in GOOGLEFINANCE function. This function allows users to access real-time exchange rates directly within their spreadsheets, making it an invaluable tool for financial analysis, budgeting, and tracking international transactions.

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Currency Conversion Google Sheets

To perform a currency conversion, you need to understand the basic syntax of the GOOGLEFINANCE function. This function requires the currency codes of the two currencies you wish to convert between. For USD to CAD conversion, the currency codes are "USD" for the US Dollar and "CAD" for the Canadian Dollar.

Google Sheets Currency Conversion Formula

To convert USD to CAD, use the formula:


This formula will return the current exchange rate from USD to CAD. If you want to convert a specific amount of USD to CAD, multiply the amount by this formula. For example, to convert 100 USD to CAD:


Press Enter after typing the formula to see the conversion result.

Google Sheets Convert Currency

For more dynamic conversions, you can use cell references within the GOOGLEFINANCE formula. This method is useful if you have a list of different amounts in USD that you want to convert to CAD. Place the USD amounts in one column (e.g., column A), and in the adjacent column, use the formula:


Replace "A2" with the cell reference that contains the USD amount. Drag the fill handle down to apply the formula to other cells. This will convert each USD amount to CAD based on the current exchange rate.

For historical exchange rates or conversions over a specific period, extend the GOOGLEFINANCE function with additional arguments to specify the date range. However, remember that currency rates fluctuate, so the conversion rates are subject to change.

Looking to enhance your Google Sheets experience? Check out our blog on Google Sheets addons, learn how to automate Google Sheets, or explore our Google Sheets automations.

Automate Your Google Sheets with Bardeen Playbooks

Converting currency from USD to CAD in Google Sheets can be efficiently done using the built-in GOOGLEFINANCE function. While this manual method is straightforward, automating related tasks in Google Sheets can significantly enhance productivity and data management. By leveraging Bardeen's automation capabilities, you can streamline various workflows, such as data entry, task management, and data synchronization between platforms.

Here are some examples of automations you can build with Bardeen using the provided playbooks:

  1. Create Coda entry when a row is added in Google Sheets.: This playbook automates data entry, saving time and reducing errors by creating a Coda entry whenever a new row is added in Google Sheets.
  2. Copy a newly created Asana task to Google Sheets.: Enhance productivity by automatically copying details of newly created Asana tasks into a specified Google Sheets spreadsheet, streamlining task management and tracking.
  3. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets.: Simplify project management and issue tracking by automatically copying all Github issues into a Google Sheets spreadsheet, facilitating easier analysis and collaboration.

These automations allow for seamless integration and synchronization between Google Sheets and other platforms, further optimizing your workflows. To explore these and other automation possibilities, download the Bardeen app at

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