StartRight Program for Newcomers

A complete banking package for newcomers to Canada

Right for you if:

  • You are a landed immigrant, international
    student, or foreign worker
  • You want a financial package specifically
    designed for your status

With all the excitement of starting your new life in Canada, let us help you
start right financially.

We know how you feel when you arrive in a new country. The Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 for
Newcomers is created to offer you all the help you need to make settling in Canada easier. Our Scotiabank advisors
are here to offer the right solutions and advice - from setting up your bank account and managing your money, to
investing for your future.


PLUS:

Convenient Banking

Easy access to 24/7 banking via ScotiaCard® debit card using:

  • Scotiabank Cashstop® Multilingual Automated Banking Machines (ABMs)
  • TeleScotia® Telephone Banking
  • Scotia OnLine® Financial Services

When you open your bank account in Canada, bring:

  1. Your Permanent Resident card or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (Form IMM5292 or IMM 5688)
  2. One (1) additional piece of personal identification (e.g. valid foreign passport, driver's licence issued in Canada etc.)

With the Scotiabank StartRight Program:

  • Receive $100 when you open an eligible chequing2
  • Build your credit history with a VISA* credit card that meets your needs3
  • Secure your valuables with a free small safety deposit box for one year4
  • Buy a car with specially designed financing at select dealerships5
  • Get a specially designed mortgage solution to assist you in purchasing a home in Canada6

Find out more about our program

When you open your bank account in Canada, bring:

Any two (2) of the following acceptable pieces of personal identification:

  • Valid foreign passport
  • Study Permit (Form IMM 1442)
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
  • Letter of enrolment from a Canadian educational institution
  • Student ID card issued from a Canadian educational institution
  • Valid international credit card in the name of the applicant

With the Scotiabank StartRight Program:

  • Get the Student Banking Advantage® Plan7 or the Getting There Savings Program® for Youth8 with unlimited debit transactions
  • Enrol in a free SCENE®§ membership and enjoy free movies and 10% off concession purchases9 at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres!
  • Get up to 2,000 bonus points – enough for 2 free movies10 with your SCENE ScotiaCard® debit card
  • Get a SCENE® VISA* card3 or a L'earn® VISA* card3 with great rewards and no annual fee11

Find out more about our program

When you open your bank account, bring:

  1. Current Canadian Work Permit
  2. One (1) additional piece of personal identification (e.g. valid passport, driver's licence issued in Canada etc.)

With the Scotiabank StartRight Program:

  • Receive $100 when you open an eligible chequing2
  • Build your credit history with a VISA* credit card that meets your needs3
  • Secure your valuables with a free small safety deposit box for one year4
  • Buy a car with specially designed financing at select dealerships5
  • Get a specially designed mortgage solution to assist you in purchasing a home in Canada6

Find out more about our program

Ready to get started

  • Phone Open glossarySpeak with one of our multilingual Scotiabank representatives 1(866)800-5159 (Within North America)
    Available languages: English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish