Moving to Canada?

New to Canada?

Simplify your banking with the Scotiabank StartRight® Program1.

Newcomers

Cross banking off your to-do list.

We’re the only top 5 bank in Canada that lets you open an account online and transfer money before you arrive2.

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Newcomers

We can help make banking in Canada easier.

Get special newcomer banking solutions, credit cards and more2.

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International Students

Fast track your study permit with the Scotiabank Student GIC Program.

The longest-running program of its kind, it’s just one of the reasons why we’re the Canadian bank of choice for international students.

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International Students

See why we’re the bank of choice for international students in Canada.

From free banking to free movies, we can help make student life better3.

What we do for international students

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Banking is different over here

Learn the basics so you can call Canada “home” sooner.

Learn more about banking in Canada

Get to know Canadian credit.

Learn why building your credit history is important and how to get a credit card.

Learn more about credit cards

Start building your credit today.

Get a Canadian credit card–
even without a credit history.

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