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.
Earn up to $175 in welcome bonuses when you bundle your banking.1
While you are in Canada, open a no fee Student Account, apply for a credit card and set up your savings account.
Meet all of the study permit requirements and pay for living expenses while in Canada. Available to international students from China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Senegal4.
Use it to transfer money before you move and get set up with the StartRight™ Program once you’re here5.
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.
Free chequing account with no monthly fees41.
Get unlimited no-fee international money transfers3.
Unsecured credit card with a limit of up to $5,000 and movie rewards6-74-5.
Safe and secure online and mobile banking 24/7.
We can help you get a credit card with a limit of up to $5,000 and free movies rewards as soon as you arrive6-7. No Canadian credit history required.4
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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