Let us help you settle into life in Canada

Moving to another country and adapting to a new culture is never easy. In addition to providing you with helpful tips, we offer an exclusive program designed to help you settle in. 

Have you made your decision? Open an account online right now so your funds will be available as soon as you get here.

After you arrive in Canada, you can go to one of our branches to take advantage of financing offers1 designed to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re interested in a home, vehicle or credit card, we’ve thought of everything to help you get off to a good start.


Benefit from a banking offer2 and enjoy access to financing for newcomers!

A banking package customized to give you a solid foundation:



Gagnez du temps, ouvrez votre compte en ligne!

Save time by opening your account online!

There’s no need to wait until you arrive in Canada before opening your account. You can do it quickly and easily online from your country of origin and benefit from fast access to other banking services such as the financing you may need to get settled comfortably.

Be up and running in 3 simple steps:

  1. Open your account online in just a few minutes.
  2. Do 1 authorized funds transfer before you arrive in Canada so you’ll have what you need to get off to a good start.
  3. Go to a National Bank branch to finalize your identification and have immediate access to your savings and your bank card.

Eligibility criteria to open an account remotely

-    You must be at least 18 years old when submitting the request.
-    You must submit the request within the first 24 months of your arrival in Canada or less than 3 months before your arrival in Canada.
-    The request cannot be made on behalf of a third party.
-    This must be your first time signing up for the package for newcomers to Canada.
-    You must have a document issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (visa or work or study permit). 

Required document:

A valid passport.

Need help?

1-888-835-6281 (Canada and United States)

or (+1) 514-394-5555 (International)


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1. Financing is subject to credit approval by National Bank. Some conditions apply.

2. To benefit from this offer, the bank account must be opened during the first 60 months following your arrival in Canada.

3. Phone assistance service offered by National Bank Assistance Network for 12 months starting on the date the account is opened. The content of the programs and the conditions described are subject to change.

4. Rental of a small safety deposit box (1½ in. x 5 in. x 24 in.) for a minimum of 12 months in Canada. After the fee exemption period ends, the regular fees in effect will apply. Some conditions apply, particularly concerning eligibility for safety deposit box rental. Subject to availability; details available in branches.

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