The base currency – CAD. The counter currency – CHF. The CAD/CHF rate is the Canadian Dollar/Swiss Franc currency pair. The CAD/CHF chart shows how much the CAD is worth when measured against the CHF. Due to the fact that Canada exports a huge amount of natural resources, mainly crude oil, the Canadian Dollar is often referred to as a ‘commodity currency’. This fact also makes the CAD sensitive to economic trends and investors’ outlook on global economic growth. Switzerland, in turn, has been always considered a safe haven for wealthy foreigners looking for a safe banking system to keep their capital. As a pair, they represent a growth-dependent currency with higher yield and a safety-powered currency with lower yield. Making the CAD/CHF a noteworthy trade vehicle.