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You could open a joint account (checking?) with your friend at your bank. Then when you want to send him money, you can simply transfer funds from your account to the joint account. Your friend can then withdraw the funds as soon as they are posted to the joint account.

That would work if the OP can open a joint account with no fees, and there are no restrictions on Canadian citizens/residents having a foreign bank account. (Since no fee accounts are getting harder to find, that may be difficult.) The friend would also end up paying any currency conversion fees charged by the bank for withdrawing Canadian dollars from an American bank account.

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