About us

We have a committed and long-standing history serving clients in Canada, and today we operate five diverse lines of business that employ more than 500 people throughout the country. Dedicated teams in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver deliver a comprehensive and cohesive range of financial products and services. We contribute to non-profit organizations in the four cities where we operate, investing significantly in educational, economic and cultural development through local partnerships. 

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. As announced in 2020, JPMorgan Chase will deploy $2 billion in philanthropic capital around the world by 2025. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.

Our local history

With a legacy dating back to 1799, we have a history of demonstrating leadership during times of both economic growth and financial instability. Below you will find major milestones from the firm’s history in Canada. The institutions listed in the timeline are several examples of the over 1,200 predecessors that make up today’s JPMorgan Chase.

  • Late 19th and early 20th centuries: J.P. Morgan & Co. invests in Canadian railroads, industries, and municipalities.
  • 1928: The Guaranty Trust Company of New York Limited, a subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Company, opens an office in Montreal.
  • 1949: Chase National Executor and Trustee Corp. Ltd., a subsidiary of Chase National Bank, opens an office in Toronto.
  • 1970: Chase Manhattan Bank, along with other foreign banks and the Royal Bank of Canada, form the Orion Banking Group, a consortium for medium-term lending and merchant banking.
  • 1973: Chase Manhattan Bank Holdings, a Chase Manhattan Bank subsidiary, opens its headquarters in Toronto.
  • 1974: J.P. Morgan of Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned J.P. Morgan subsidiary, opens an office in Toronto to extend short- and medium-term credit.
  • 1980: J.P. Morgan of Canada Ltd. acts as the lead manager and co-agent for the province of Quebec’s C$400 million, five-year credit offering – the first major syndicated financing to a Canadian borrower entirely by a subsidiary of a foreign bank. 
  • 1981: Morgan Bank of Canada is the first foreign bank established in Canada after changes to the Bank Act.
  • 1982: Chase Manhattan Canada Ltd. receives its charter as a Canadian bank.
  • 1988: J.P. Morgan Securities Canada Inc. is the first U.S. securities subsidiary established in Canada.
  • 1994-2000: J.P. Morgan opens offices in Montreal and Calgary.
  • 2000: J.P. Morgan is one of the first foreign banks to receive approval to establish a bank branch in Canada.
  • 2003: J.P. Morgan Securities Canada Inc. becomes a member of the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp. and a clearer of futures and options transactions on the Canadian exchanges.
  • 2006: J.P. Morgan Securities Canada Inc. participates in the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • 2010: J.P. Morgan expands its Natural Resources Group in Canada.

Local disclosures

Deposits with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Toronto Branch, are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. Pursuant to the requirements under Canada’s Bank Act, J.P. Morgan Canada does not engage in coercive tied selling. This means that J.P. Morgan will not impose undue pressure on anyone to obtain a product or service as a condition for obtaining another product or service from J.P. Morgan. However, we may offer bundled products or services at prices which are lower than the sum of the prices of the items when sold individually.

Contact us

We have offices in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Please call our general information line for assistance at +416 981 9200.

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