A collage of the history of the bank including some of the first CIBC buildings and a woman getting money out the bank’s first ATM.

A Short History of CIBC

Our history begins with the founding of The Canadian Bank of Commerce on May 15, 1867.

Read a short history of CIBC (PDF, 20 MB) 

Four soldiers during the wars years.

CIBC Remembers

We commemorate the efforts of employees and offer a glimpse of what banking was like during the war years.

Find out moreFind out about the dedication of employees and the banking world during the war years

Imperial Bank of Canada building

CIBC Archives

For further information about CIBC's history, contact archives@cibc.comarchives at CIBC dot com. An email window will open.