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April 30, 2021.

To qualify for the 5,000 SCENE points or 5,000 Scotia Reward points (the ‘Offer’), you must:

1)    Open a new Student Banking Advantage® Plan (an “Eligible Account”) with a SCENE ScotiaCard or Passport ScotiaCard by October 31, 2021.

2)    Complete either one of the following things within 60 days of opening your account:

  • Set up your payroll so that it is deposited into your Eligible Account
  • Set up a minimum of 2 separate recurring pre-authorized transactions (“PATs”) for a minimum of $25 per transaction for twelve (12) consecutive months.

If the Eligible Account is opened with a SCENE ScotiaCard, the bonus SCENE points will appear as an adjustment on your SCENE membership account within 3 statement cycles after Eligible Account opening. If the Eligible Account is opened with a Passport ScotiaCard, the bonus Scotia Rewards points will appear as an adjustment on your Scotia Rewards account within 3 statement cycles after Eligible Account opening.

To qualify for the $60 welcome bonus (the “Offer”), you must:

1. Open a new Student Banking Advantage Plan (an “Eligible Account”) by October 31, 2021; and

2. Complete either of the following activities in your Eligible Account within 60 days of Eligible Account opening:

  • Set up and clear at least one (1) eligible automated and recurring direct deposit♢♢, such as payroll, or
  • Set up and clear at least one (1) eligible recurring pre-authorized transaction♢♢ which will recur monthly for a minimum of two (2) consecutive months.

The $60 cash bonus will be deposited directly into your new Student Banking Advantage® Plan within 6 months from account open date provided all offer conditions outlined have been met. See terms and conditions below for full details.

Two simple steps to enter for your chance to win $30,000

Step 1: Earn one (1) Entry into the Contest when you open a Student Banking Advantage® Plan.

Step 2: Fill in the contest registration form. Click here for full contest details.

Student Banking Advantage® Plan

A worry-free account matched for student life

Top Features:

  • Unlimited debit transactions1 and Interac e-Transfer transactions2
  • Earn rewards on debit transactions3
  • Voted 2020 Best Student Bank Account by MoneySense
Special Offer

Earn a $60 welcome bonus5 plus a chance to win $30,000

Account features


  • Unlimited debit transactions1

  • Unlimited Interac e-Transfer transactions2

  • SCENE or Scotia Rewards program3

No boundaries

  • No monthly account fee

  • Free paperless or paper statements

An award-winning student bank account

Voted 2020 Best Student Bank Account by MoneySense

Package fees


* Must be currently enrolled full time in a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. (Domestic or International students)4

Get rewarded

Earn points on everyday purchases with your choice of rewards program.10

SCENE®* Rewards

Redeem SCENE points for entertainment rewards like movies, meals and more

Scotia Rewards®

Redeem Scotia Rewards points for travel, gift cards, the latest in tech, and more

What you can access with every account

  • Mobile and online banking

  • Mobile cheque deposit

  • Free credit score††

  • Shop with convenient VISA Debit and Interac Flash payment options

  • Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

Reward yourself more often with a SCENE®* Student Banking Bundle

Earn $605 PLUS up to 7,500 SCENE®* points when you bundle your banking.

Banking with Scotia just makes sense

  • Get your fees waived!

  • Overdraft protection

  • Earn rewards on your everyday purchases

  • Convenient branch & 4,000+ ABM locations

  • Personalized financial advice

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