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Scotiabank International Account Opening Online Application


The Scotiabank International Account Opening Program provides you with an opportunity to securely wire up to $50,000 CAD to your Scotia Investment bank account in Canada, it is a non-transactional account that allows you to transfer funds before you arrive providing you with both proof of funds and peace of mind. For additional product features please refer to the Investment Companion Booklet attached below.

To be eligible to apply for a Scotiabank account online, you must:

  • be an individual who has been approved to come to Canada as a Permanent Resident, International Student or Foreign Worker
  • Must be a minimum of 13 years of age to apply (Note: Applicants planning to reside in the province of Quebec must be the age of majority to apply)
  • be coming to Canada within 18 months from the date of application
  • not be coming to Canada on a tourist/visitor visa
  • confirm that the account will not be used by a third party*, and that you will not receive instructions from a third party with respect to the use of this account.

You will need the following information with you:

  • Your passport
  • Your date of arrival in Canada
  • Your Canadian Visa/Landing Document Number

You confirm that you have reviewed the following documents online through

For questions, please contact us collect for free at: 416-288-3062 and a Scotiabank representative will be happy to help. Customer service in Chinese available from Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST.

If you wish to cancel your Scotia Investment account and request a refund, your account will be closed, and your funds will be returned to your account. Any fees, exchange related and/or other remittance charges/fees arising from the refund of monies by Scotiabank in Canadian Dollars and conversion in local currency by your bank for deposit in your account are not the responsibility of Scotiabank and will be borne by you.

If you apply for a Scotiabank account through this application, you will be consenting to receiving the terms and conditions and other documents, as applicable, in electronic format. The documents will be available at the end of your application. Please print or electronically save a copy of each document for your records.

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