Congratulations! You’ve decided to immigrate to Canada. This is the start of a great adventure, and you’ve got a lot of planning to do. We'll help you ask yourself the right questions to decide where you want to live and how to make it happen.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
- Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
Canada is a vast, multicultural nation with vibrant urban centres, charming rural communities and breathtaking scenery. Learn more about Canada's provinces to figure out which is best suited to your interests, goals and budget.
Did you know?
At just under 10 million kilometres squared, Canada is the second largest country in the world.
There are different immigration programs based on your reasons for coming to Canada (school, work, to start a business, etc.). Learn about the different types of visas, the documents required, the fees involved and getting your credentials recognized.
Opening a bank account and transferring money to it before you leave is a practical measure for your peace of mind. Learn how to open an account online.
Carry out transactions
Open a bank account online for your everyday banking needs.
+ Enjoy up to three years without monthly fees
1. Our banking offer for newcomers is available to immigrants who have been living in Canada for less than 5 years. 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 The offer may be modified, extended or withdrawn, without prior notice, at any time.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 Fee Guide [PDF].
2. Financing subject to credit approval by National Bank. Certain conditions apply. Eligible credit card: Platinum.
3. Financing subject to credit approval by National Bank. Certain conditions apply.