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: Quick Links

Moving to a new country takes a lot of planning. The resources below can help you get the information and support you need to succeed as a newcomer or international student in Canada.

Preparing for life in Canada

Get access to information tools and support that can help you get ready before you arrive:

Preparing for school in Canada

Get helpful information on Canadian schools and learn more about student life in Canada:

Online communities for newcomers

Connect with other newcomers and international students using social media and online forums:

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Career services for newcomers

Learn more about getting your credentials assessed, what to expect from the Canadian job market and more:

Canadian banking basics

Learn more about Canada’s banking system and special products for newcomers and international students:

Scotiabank partner banks in India and China

We’ve partnered with select banks in India and China to make it easier for you to transition your finances to Canadian banking before you move. If visiting one of our partner banks, be sure to bring your Canadian Visa/Landing Document Number IMM 1000, IMM 1442, or IMM 5292/5688 and another piece of acceptable identification.

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