Advice for Newcomers

Your first steps towards a new life in Canada

Life in Canada

How to get a job, an education, a new home and more.

Getting Settled
in Canada

Welcome to Canada

Information to help you get settled and make arrangements for banking, working and studying in Canada.

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Attending School
in Canada

The Education System

Your guide to studying in Canada.

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Starting a Small Business
Our Affiliations

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Starting a Small Business

Starting a Small Business is a great way to become part of the Canadian business community. More details

Our Affiliations

Scotiabank has partnered with organizations, ready to help newcomers become established. More details

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Managing Your Money

Everything from daily expenses to building good credit.

Banking
Basics

Safeguard Your Money

Opening a bank account and applying for credit will be important tasks in starting your new life in Canada.

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Building Your
Credit History

Protect Your Future

Good credit history will help when it's time to make important purchases like a car or a new home. Get advice on establishing your credit history.

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Living Expenses
Sending Money

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Living Expenses

The cost of living in Canada can vary widely, depending on where you settle. More details

Sending Money

Whether you need to send money across town, or around the world. More details

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Banking Basics

Learn about Canadian Banking.

Canadian Currency

The dollars and cents

Not sure how to use your Canadian money? This guide covers the basics on Canada's colourful currency.

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Glossary

Canadian Banking Terms

Use this quick and easy-to-use resource to better understand financial terminology used in Canadian banks.

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