Getting ready to settle down in Canada? We’re there to support you from the moment you arrive in Canada. That’s why you’ll receive $280 cashback to help pay for your CELPIP or CAEL test.*
It’s simple! Apply to open an account from your home country up to 3 months before arriving in Canada. The offer is valid for the next 5 years following your arrival. You have to be the sole holder of the account and 17 years of age or older. Here's how to sign up in 4 easy steps.
Open an account online
Open your account from your home country or once you arrive in Canada by filling out the online form from this page.
Get your confirmation email
You’ll receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details in the days after applying to open an account.
Meet an expert in person
Confirm the opening of your account with an advisor at any of our branches in Canada. You'll be able to pick up your debit card and then access our range of products and services: National Bank of Canada® Mastercard credit card, loans, High-Interest Savings Account and more.
After visiting one of our branches and making a transaction, you’ll receive $280 in your new National Bank of Canada account!
When you take advantage of the National Bank of Canada's welcome offer, you get much more than a bank account! Because we understand your reality as a newcomer to Canada, we offer you a host of services designed to meet your needs.
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Baseline savings of $334.92 over three years
Save a minimum of $334.92 over three years if you meet the following conditions :
Savings of $334.92 based on:
The full flat monthly fee of $15.95 will be applied to your banking package from the fourth year. To be eligible for savings, you must commit to keeping the account and package for a minimum of 36 months. You will receive no further discounts if the products are cancelled.
Maximum savings of $700.02 over three years
Save up to $700.02 over three years if you meet the following conditions:
Savings of $700.02 over three years based on:
The full flat monthly fee of $15.95 will be applied to your banking package from the fourth year.
Note on savings
To enjoy the full savings, you must keep the products and services and carry out all required transactions for a minimum of 36 months, unless otherwise indicated. If you fail to meet the conditions of the offer, your savings will be lower. Your savings will be lower if you do not order cheques or rent a safety deposit box.
If during a given month, you keep your bank account and banking package, but do not keep all of the other products and services indicated or do not carry out all of the required transactions (e.g. only one electronic bill payment per month instead of two), you will be charged National Bank's service fee for that month. The service fee will be $7.98 monthly the second year and $11.96 the third. You will still enjoy monthly savings of $7.97 during the second year and $3.99 during the third.
Finally, if you no longer hold a bank account or banking package for newcomers, you will no longer be eligible for savings.
Details and conditions of the offer
The promotional offer is valid from May 1st, 2022 to October 31, 2022.
$280 cashback offer in partnership with CELPIP and CAEL test. The new clients must open their chequing account online for newcomers via nbc.ca/celpip-cael-offer.
Clients must meet the eligibility criteria of the newcomers offer and must:
Finally, the clients must meet theses following conditions:
You benefit from 120 days following the checking account opening to meet the offer conditions in order to obtain the cashback.
Offer promo code: 021
Clients who have opened a chequing account for newcomers through the website nbc.ca/celpip-cael-offer and have met the eligibility criteria of the Newcomers offer:
The offer is intended for the NewComers Offer eligible persons, who respect all the conditions, and are not clients of the National Bank of Canada.
To qualify to the cashback offer you must :
You benefit from 120 days following the chequing account opening to meet the offer conditions to obtain the cashback.
The cashback will be deposited in your National Bank of Canada chequing account within 150 days of the opening date of the chequing account opened.
The offer may be modified, extended, or withdrawn without prior notice at any time.
The offer may not be combined or used with any other National Bank of Canada offer, promotion or benefit applicable to National Bank of Canada chequing account and cannot be applied retroactively. There is a limit of one cashback per checking account opened during this promotion. The client cannot benefit from the offer more than once. The offer can only be applied once for each type of product. Only the unique account holder is eligible for the offer.
To be granted the cashback, you must respect the offer conditions, maintain the eligible products and services, and not make any changes related to these products and services for a minimum of 12 months after signing up for them. If you do not meet this condition, you will have to repay to the National Bank of Canada an amount corresponding to the period in which you did not maintain your eligible products and services, within 30 days of receiving a request for payment.
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