Scotiabank - helping newcomers to Canada Start Right

How can your bank help you start a new life in Canada?

The StartRight™ program can help ease the stress that comes with moving to a new country by providing you with the banking basics you'll need for financial success. Learn more on chequing and savings accounts, credit, no-fee international money transfers1 and tailored advice from our Financial Advisors.

  • No monthly account fees on the Preferred Package chequing account for one year.2 Value of $203.40.

  • Credit cards suited for newcomers.

  • Free unlimited international money transfers.

  • New vehicle loan with only 10% down.

  • Specialized mortgage offerings for newcomers.

Set up your Scotiabank account today

Bank without monthly fees for one year2 with the StartRight Program.

Open an international account online

Apply for a Scotiabank International Account and transfer up to $50,000 CAD before moving to Canada.3

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What documents do you need for opening a bank account or credit card account?

If you're a permanent resident

  • Your Permanent Resident Card or confirmation of Permanent Residence
  • One additional piece of government photo ID such as your passport or Canadian driver’s licence

If you’re also planning on applying for a credit card, you can do so with the documents outlined above. 

If you're a foreign worker

  • Your work permit
  • One additional piece of government photo ID such as your passport or Canadian driver’s licence

If you’re also planning on applying for a credit card, bring a letter stating your annual income from your employer in Canada (Only required for credit card application).

More reasons to love Scotiabank

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Scotiabank is one of Canada’s international bank with close to 24 million customers and over 2,700 branches around the world.

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Access to over 941 Scotiabank branches and 3,725 ABMs across Canada.

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Safe and secure online and mobile banking 24/7.

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Get an unsecured credit card with a credit limit of up to $15,000.

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Are you wondering how to build credit in Canada? Having good credit will significantly help you get a phone plan, rent a home, and even finance a car.

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