Recent arrivals to Canada may need to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period depending on government regulation. If applicable, please ensure you have sufficient funds on hand to sustain yourself and your family during the mandated self-isolation period. It could 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.Learn more
Before you hit the books, the StartRight® program† can help you start banking in Canada with access to no monthly fee account1, unlimited debit and Interac◊ e-transfers2, unlimited international money transfers3 and more. It’s all part of why Scotiabank is the bank for International Students.
Before you hit the books, book an appointment with us to set up an account made especially for students. Enjoy no monthly fees1, unlimited debit and Interac◊ e-transfers2, unlimited international money transfers3 and more with the StartRight® program†. It’s all part of why Scotiabank is the bank for International Students.
Meet all of the study permit requirements and pay for living expenses while in Canada. Available to international students from China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brazil, Peru, and Colombia4.
With the StartRight® program you can bank without monthly account fees1, get a credit card with no credit history4, and enjoy benefits like no-fee international money transfers and movie perks5free movies rewards4-5.
Your Study Permit (IMM 1442) or Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
One additional piece of government photo ID such as your passport or Canadian driver’s licence
Proof of enrollment from your Canadian Educational Institution such as your Student ID card or your course timetable.
A good credit history can make it easier for you to borrow money, while a bad credit history – or no credit history – can make getting loans for things like cell phones, credit cards, and housing more difficult.
“I had a great experiencing opening my account as an international student. I couldn’t be happier with the service and professionalism at Scotiabank.”
Anjali StartRight® Program Customer
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