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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 bank account in Canada before you arrive, providing you with both proof of funds and peace of mind.

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
  • not be opening an account on behalf of a third party

You will need the following information with you:

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

For questions, please contact us and a Scotiabank representative will be happy to help.

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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