Banking solutions for international students

Right for you if:

  • You’re an international student in Canada
  • You want a banking package designed especially for you

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Build a brighter future with the Scotiabank StartRight Program

If you’re studying in Canada, the Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 can help you manage your money so you can focus on your studies.

Check out what the StartRight Program offers

If you’re planning to attend university, college or another post-secondary school, the StartRight program offers you:

  • A banking package that lets you bank with no monthly fees2.
  • $1,000 credit card3 with free movie rewards4 or cash back5.
  • Optional credit card protection to help you keep up with your credit card payments in case of difficult times6
  • Access to scholarships, grants and bursary opportunities.
  • 10 free trades7, when you open a Scotia iTRADE® account and invest $1,000 or more in assets.
Banking package for everyday banking needs

With the Scotiabank StartRight you can open the Student Banking Advantage Plan2. It lets you:

  • Save with no monthly fees.
  • Withdraw and deposit money, transfer funds and pay bills.
  • Do your banking 24/7. You can bank online, with your smartphone or tablet, or at any Scotiabank bank machine.
  • Earn points that you can use to get free movies and more11
Savings accounts to grow your money

Use our savings accounts to:

  • Earn competitive interest rates on every dollar you save.
  • Save even more with the Bank The Rest program.
Get the credit card that gives you the rewards you want

Choose from two great options even if you don’t have an income or a Canadian credit history3.

Love watching movies? Get the SCENE VISA Card

  • There’s no annual fee.
  • You’ll earn points with every purchase4.
  • Then, use those points to get rewards like free movies at the theatre and discounts on sports gear from SportChek11

Prefer getting cash back? Apply for the L’earn VISA Card

  • Earn up to 1% cash back with every purchase5.
  • Save with no annual fee.

Advice along the way

Our expert Scotiabank Advisors are available and happy to assist you. They'll offer you practical advice and smart solutions geared to help you have the life you want in Canada.

Student resources

Get practical advice and useful tools that can help you understand and manage your money.

10 tips to manage your money

Easy ideas to help you make your money go farther

Student Budget Calculator

Find out how much school will cost when you include your program and living expenses.

Bank The Rest

Save money while you spend it.

Get started today

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1 (866) 800-5159


Or make an appointment at your local branch

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