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.

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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.

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Percy Penguin, standing with Canadians, with their hands resting on their hearts.

CIBC 150

In 2017, we celebrate the 150th birthday of both Canada and CIBC. 

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