All recent arrivals to Canada (including the U.S.) in the past month must undergo a 14-day self-isolation period. Please ensure you have sufficient funds on hand to sustain yourself and your family during the mandated self-isolation period. It will take 14 days or more for you to be able to visit your preferred branch and access your funds upon your arrival in Canada. To learn more, click here.

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Moving to Canada?

New to Canada?

Simplify your banking with the Scotiabank StartRight® Program1.

Newcomers

Cross banking off your to-do list.

Open an International Account online and use it to transfer money and show proof of funds before you arrive in Canada2.

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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.

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Banking is different over here

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

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Get to know Canadian credit.

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

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Start building your credit today.

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

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