Scotiabank StartRight Program for Newcomers makes moving easier
Before you move to Canada, you want to be as ready as possible. The Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 can help. With StartRight you can apply for an account before you move and feel more prepared to start your new life right.
If you prefer you can vist one of our partner banks - China Everbright Bank, the Bank of Beijing
or the Bank of Xi'an to apply for a Scotiabank account in person.
Be sure to bring your Canadian Visa/Landing Document Number IMM 1000, IMM 1442 or IMM 5292/ 5688
and another piece of acceptable identification.
How do I activate my account?
Either before or as soon as you arrive in Canada, contact your preferred Scotiabank branch and make an appointment to activate your account.
You will need to bring two forms of identification such as your:
- Permanent Resident card
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada Form IMM 1000, IMM 1442, IMM 5688 or IMM 5292
If you're an international student, you must also bring proof of enrolment from your Canadian Educational Institution.
- 1 The Scotiabank StartRight Program, is created for Canadian Landed Immigrants from 0-3 years in Canada, International Students and Foreign Workers. The Scotiabank StartRight Mortgage Program, created for Canadian Landed Immigrants and Foreign Workers from 0-5 years in Canada. Read More
- 2 Scotiabank cannot accept more than one wire payment per family and such payment cannot exceed CAD $50,000. You are responsible to ensure that your wire payment to Scotiabank in Canada, including the amount, is in compliance with the local laws of your country. This is not intended to solicit transactions that are not permitted in the applicable jurisdictions.