Scotiabank StartRight Program for Newcomers

A complete banking package for newcomers to Canada

Right for you if:

  • You are a landed immigrant, international
    student, or foreign worker

  • You want a financial package specifically
    designed for your status 

  • Start right in Canada

    We’ve all come to Canada for different reasons. Because we’ve lived it too, Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 for Newcomers was created to help make the transition easier. Whatever your banking needs are, we can help you become better off. And maybe make Canada feel more like home.

    PLUS:

    Your hours aren't just 9-5, bank when you need to.

    Bank 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with your debit card using:

  • Multilingual ABMs

  • Online, mobile, tablet banking

  • Telephone Banking 

  • Make settling in smoother with the Scotiabank StartRight Program

    The Scotiabank StartRight Program is made for you, with over $300 in benefits. 

    • $100 when you open an eligible account2
    • Monthly fees waived on a Scotia One account when you maintain a minimum daily balance3 (valued at up to $165/year)
    • Free small safety deposit box for 1 year4 (valued at $55)
    • Build your credit history with an unsecured credit card5
    • Finance a car with specially designed financing6
    • Get a newcomer mortgage solution to buy a home7
    • Get 10 free trades for 1 year8 when you open an account with Scotia iTRADE® 

    Make the most of your appointment. Bring these documents to your Scotiabank branch, when you want to open a Canadian account. 

    1. A Canadian Government-issued document (like a Permanent Resident card, or confirmation of Permanent Residence status)
    2. Valid photo ID, like your country’s passport or a Canadian driver’s licence

    Creating the life you want in Canada with the Scotiabank StartRight Program

    Additional Information

    The Scotiabank StartRight Program gives students:

    • Unlimited transactions & free banking
      • Student Banking Advantage® Plan10
      • Getting There Savings Program® for Youth11
    • Build your Canadian credit history, $1000 credit cards with your choice of rewards5
    • Get 10 free trades for 1 year8 when you open an account with Scotia iTRADE® 

    Make the most of your appointment. Bring these documents to your Scotiabank branch, when you want to open a Canadian account. 

    1. A valid passport from your country
    2. Proof of enrollment in a Canadian college, trade school, or university
    3. A Canadian government-issued document (like a Study Permit)



    Build a better future with the Scotiabank StartRight Program

    Additional Information

    Not in Canada Yet?

    Open a Scotiabank International Account online before you arrive and use it to transfer funds.

    Learn More

    Ready to get started

    Phone 

    Speak with one of our multilingual Scotiabank representatives
    (Within North America)

    1(866)800-5159
    In person 

    Make an appointment at your local branch

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