Get started right when you arrive

Right for you if:

  • You plan to live and work in Canada
  • You want a banking package designed just for you

Get started with the Scotiabank StartRight Program today

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Make the move with Scotiabank StartRight Program

It’s important to be as prepared as possible before you move. And knowing which products and solutions you can expect when you arrive, can help you feel more in control.

See what the StartRight Program offers you

When you arrive in Canada, the Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 offers you a variety of products, services and solutions to help you succeed in Canada including:

  • $100 when you open an eligible account.2
  • A range of Scotiabank credit cards3 that lets you earn you rewards or cash back or save with low interest while you build your Canadian credit history.
  • Credit card protection which protects your credit in difficult times.4
  • Financing options to help you buy or lease a vehicle5.
  • Mortgages designed especially for newcomers6.
  • A free small safety deposit box for one year7.
  • 10 free trades8, when you open a Scotia iTRADE® account and invest $1,000 or more in assets. Use promo code SRPE15.

Products and services to help you build your life in Canada

Chequing accounts for everyday living

We’ll help you choose an account that lets you bank the way you want.

  • Enjoy easy access to your money whenever you need it, 24/7.
  • You can choose an account that offers money back, free movies or other rewards.
  • Get $100 when you open an eligible account2.

Learn more about Banking Basics in Canada.

Savings accounts to grow your money

Build your savings with competitive interest rates

  • Get easy access to your funds anytime.
  • Not sure what savings account you need? We can help you choose the one that’s right for you and your family.
Choose from a variety of credit cards

You can apply for credit cards3 that allow you to:

  • Save with a low-interest rate or no annual fees.
  • Earn cash back.
  • Get travel rewards so you can visit relatives back home.
  • Earn other rewards that help you enjoy life in Canada.
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Apply for auto financing so you can buy or lease a vehicle
  • The Scotiabank StartRight Auto Finance5 program was created especially for new Canadians.
  • You can enjoy a flexible down payment and up to $100,000 in credit.
  • It’s available through automotive dealerships across Canada.
Mortgage options tailored for you

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.

Why choose Scotiabank?

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

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