NEWCOMERS

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Take action & plan your arrival to Canada today

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Eligible from your home country up to 90 days before you arrive or when arriving in Canada1.

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Take advantage of this offer for newcomers

  • Access to an advisor 7 days a week
  • Exclusive advice for one year on housing, jobs, healthcare and more
  • Offer valid for 5 years following your arrival
  • Chequing account with no fixed monthly fee for up to 3 years
  • $300 cashback when you open your first bank account

Valid on selected offers and packages. Certain transactions are required*

New to Canada? Here are 3 reasons to sign up with us

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Speak to an expert advisor who
can help you

Accounts, credit cards2, loans, mortgages and much more: our advisors are there to help you every step of the way with detailed information about all of the products and services at
your disposal.

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Get financial products tailored
to your needs

Whether you’re saving for your education, trying to buy a car, or even a house, you could get personalized financing solutions based on
your situation.

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Take advantage of countless Mastercard credit card benefits

Let's find the National Bank Mastercard credit card that best suits you. Some cards2 even offer cashback or rewards points that you can use to treat yourself

A distinguished customer experience 

82% of our clients who are new to Canada say that they recommend National Bank.

Internal study on newcomers - 2020

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« I recommended National Bank because they are very welcoming to immigrants and have great customer service »

- Marine, arrived in Canada in 2015

We got 4.79 stars for our service on PVTistes.net.

January 2022

The offer for newcomers in detail 

Your first year


Save $15.95/month for 1 year and take advantage of benefits like:

  • Chequing account with no fixed monthly fees for up to 3 years
  • Free exclusive phone support 7 days a week3
  • Access to financing (credit card2, mortgage or car loan)
  • Unlimited electronic transactions

Years 2 and 3

Option 1 – By signing up to the following products and services

Save $15.95/month for 2 years by subscribing to these products and services:

  • National Bank Mastercard personal credit card
  • Online bank statement
  • Payroll deposit or electronic payment of 2 bills per month4

Option 2 - Without signing up to the following products and services

Get a discount on your banking package, without subscribing to a product or service:

  • Year 2
    50% OFF your banking package (pay only $7.98/month in fixed fees) 
  • Year 3
    25% OFF your banking package (pay only $11.96/month in fixed fees)
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Read the details of the offer for newcomers in your language

How do I take advantage of this offer for newcomers?

You can open an account from your home country up to 90 days before you arrive. This offer is valid for the next 5 years after your arrival to Canada. You must be the primary account holder aged 17 or older. Claim the offer in 4 easy steps.

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Open an account online

Fill out the form to open your account from your home country or when you arrive in Canada.

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Receive your confirmation email

Within a few days of your request, you’ll receive an account confirmation email.

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Get an appointment at
a branch

We will contact you to schedule an in-person meeting to finalize the opening of your account. Take advantage of this opportunity to securely transfer your funds from your country.

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Meet with an advisor in-person

With the help of an advisor, you can activate your account and get your debit card. You'll then be able to access our range of products and services: National Bank Mastercard2 credit card, loans6, High-Interest Savings Account and much more.

 

Ready to take advantage of this offer? Start by opening an account.

 

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Why choose National Bank?

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A network of over 350 branches

Come visit us at one of our over 350 branches, or access one of our 3,330 ATMs across Canada7.

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Digital solutions

Simplify your banking with convenient features like mobile cheque deposits. 

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Always room for more savings

Use your monthly discount to put some money aside for future projects. You could save up to $700 over 3 years.

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Your credit in Canada

Get your National Bank Canadian Mastercard credit card with no credit history5.

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Exclusive support service

Get answers about your move to Canada, housing and more with our phone support service3.

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International transfer services

Need to send money abroad? It's easier than ever with Mastercard® and Interac® international transfers.

Our award-winning credit card!

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2021

The best customer experience card

According to the Forrester CX Index

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2022

Best Credit Card

for Newcomers*

Little details that matter

Promotion period 

From July 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022  

Cashback offered 

$300 cashback for your first National Bank chequing account.  

Offer conditions

The new account must be opened during the promotion period. Only one account is eligible. 

You must sign up for one of the following banking offers or packages:

  • Offer for professionals 

  • Offer for students 

  • Offer for newcomers 

  • The Connected® banking package 

  • The Total® banking package

Within 60 days of opening your new account, you must perform the following two actions: 

  • Carry out one bill payment of $50 or more from your online bank or National Bank app. 

  • Set up a recurring automated direct deposit (salary or monthly pension).  

Cashback payment

The $300 cashback will be deposited within 120 days of the account being opened.   

Other conditions:

You must have reached the age of majority when you open your chequing account. 

You cannot have benefitted from a cashback offer on a chequing account since November 1, 2018. 

The promotion may not be combined with any other offer, promotion or benefit applicable to National Bank chequing accounts and banking packages and cannot be applied retroactively.  

You are not employed by National Bank or one of its subsidiaries. 

The promotion may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice.   

® NATIONAL BANK, the NATIONAL BANK logo, THE CONNECTED and THE TOTAL are registered trademarks of National Bank of Canada.

  • Be a newcomer 17 years of age or older
  • Apply to open an account from your home country up to 90 days before you arrive in Canada, or within 5 years of your arrival
  • Be the only user of the account

 

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Read about our offer for newcomers in your language.

French [PDF]

English [PDF]

Arabic [PDF]

Chinese [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]

Persian [PDF]

Punjabi [PDF]

Baseline savings of $334.92 over three years

Save a minimum of $334.92 over three years if you meet the following conditions :

  • Visit a branch to open a bank account
  • Sign up for our offer for newcomers

Savings of $334.92 based on:

  • First year: no flat monthly fee (savings of $15.95/month for 12 months)
  • Second year: flat monthly fee of $7.98 instead of $15.95 (savings of $7.97/month for 12 months)
  • Third year: flat monthly fee of $11.96 instead of $15.95 (savings of $3.99/month for 12 months)

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:

  1. Visit a branch to open a bank account
  2. Sign up for our offer for newcomers
  3. During the first year after signing up the offer for newcomers to Canada:
    • Apply for and activate an eligible National Bank Mastercard personal credit card
    • Sign up for eStatements
  4. During the second and third year after signing up the offer for newcomers to Canada:
    • Set up salary deposits to your National Bank account and have your pay deposited at least once a month or
    • Make at least two electronic bill payments 7 from your National Bank account every month.

Savings of $700.02 over three years based on:

  • No flat monthly fee for our banking package for newcomers for three years ($15.95/month for 36 months)
  • First order of cheques free ($56.83/order)
  • Small safety deposit box rent-free for the first year ($68.99/year)

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.

mycredit: National Bank's Mastercard® mycredit® credit card won the 2022 Milesopedia Award for Best Credit Card in Canada for Newcomers. The ranking is based on an analysis of nearly 200 credit cards offered to Canadians based on their overall features and cardholder opinions on their experiences with these products.

TM National Bank Assistance Network is a trademark of National Bank of Canada, used under licence by authorized third parties.

® Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Authorized user: National Bank.

® THE EXCHANGE is a registered trademark of Fiserv Inc.

  1.   Our banking offer is available to newcomers from their home countries up to 90 days before arriving in Canada or at any point during your first 5 years in Canada. See the Details and conditions of the offer for the full terms and conditions. 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 offer, promotion or benefit. Fees may apply for transactions not included in the banking offer for newcomers. For more information on transaction fees, see our Guide to Personal Banking Solutions [PDF].
  2. Financing subject to credit approval by National Bank. Certain conditions apply. Eligible credit cards: MyCredit, MC1, Allure, Syncro, Platinum, ECHO Cashback, World and World Elite.
  3. Telephone assistance service offered by National Bank Assistance Network, valid for 12 months from your account opening date. The content of the packages and terms described are subject to change.
  4. Eligible electronic payments: payments made via ABMs, pre-authorized debits, and online banking solutions (including making payments through your online bank or the National Bank mobile app).
  5. Security may be required under certain circumstances.
  6. Financing subject to credit approval by National Bank. Certain conditions apply.
  7. National Bank ABMs or ABMs in THE EXCHANGEᴹᴰ network.

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