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Let us help you start right in Canada

Right for you if:

  • You plan to move to Canada within the next six months
  • You want to open a bank account before you move

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Making the move simpler with StartRight

Moving to Canada? The Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 can make it easier. When you arrive, our expert Scotiabank advisors can help with everything from opening a bank account, building your credit history and investing for your new life in Canada.

We can help, even before you arrive in Canada

With the Scotiabank StartRight Program you can:

  • Apply for a Scotiabank bank account before moving to Canada
  • Transfer up to CAD $50,000 into your new account2 so you have money in the bank for when you arrive

Once you're here, take advantage of everything the StartRight Program offers

We'll help you get settled financially with a variety of solutions designed for newcomers:

  • Customized banking packages that include chequing and savings accounts, credit cards3 that let you earn you rewards or cash back or save with low interest, auto financing4 and mortgages5.
  • Free banking if you’re an international student6
  • Easy, convenient ways to manage your money. You can bank, online, with your smartphone, tablet or telephone, or at any bank machine, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Useful advice from Scotiabank advisors. Many of our advisors were once newcomers themselves and can offer you the right solutions and advice to build a richer life for you and your family. We’re happy to help at every step along the way.

Need a hand planning your move? These resources can help

Checklist

Make sure you haven't missed any important steps.

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Videos

Learn what documents you need, how to choose a place to live and more.

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Webinar

Get advice on settling in, finding a job and transferring money back home.

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Why choose Scotiabank?

Take a look at why new Canadians start their new life with Scotiabank.

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