CIBC History

Growing with Canada

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

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Growing with Canada

Both CIBC and Canada celebrated their centenaries in 1967; the same year people from all over the world came to Expo 67 in Montreal.

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Westward Expansion

The discovery of gold in the Yukon in 1896 marked the beginning of a grand adventure for The Canadian Bank of Commerce

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Serving Our Clients

Drive-in banks were introduced in the mid-1950s in response to the growth of suburbs around large cities

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International Expansion

Seeing considerable trade possibilities with the Caribbean, the bank opened branches in Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad during the 1920s

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Technology Pioneers

In 1983, CIBC was the first Canadian Bank to adapt the personal computer for use by tellers

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For further information about CIBC's history, contact archives@cibc.com