OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN CANADA BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE
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saliou93
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Hello I have just received my letter of correspondence I intend to leave in June 2023 to validate my pvt
When would you advise me to open my account to avoid it being too late?

Laura
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Hello
I received an email from Desjardins mentioning certain modifications to be made before my opening, such as the address. Only I don’t know how to access my account to finalize my request to open an account……
I would like to know how do you connect to desjardins knowing that I only have a confirmation code?????

Kadiatou
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Hello,
I opened my account at Desjardins, to transfer my funds before my arrival, but impossible to make the transfer of funds, because they require an international transfer, while I was gradually transferring to my cousin’s account who is in Montreal, to save for my stay. My cousin tried to make the transfer to my Desjardins account impossible. It’s really stressful, because I’m traveling on August 15 in 1 and a few weeks, knowing we have to show the account statement at the airport.
My cousin moved to go to the agency, he called customer service. Still nothing is settled. How do I transfer my funds? It stresses me out too much. I need a solution please.
Thanks in advance

Julie
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Hello Kadiatou, to transfer your money, I recommend that you look at Wise, which offers readers of pvtistes.net a first transfer free of charge, so when you arrive in Canada, the money will be in your account directly: https ://pvtistes.net/bonsplans/wise/ 🙂

Kadiatou
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Hello Julie,
Thank you for your answer and your availability. But the problem is that my money is already in Canada on my cousin’s account. He was the one who wanted to transfer my funds back to my Desjardins account. So is there a solution so that he can make the transfer to me?

remy
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Hello,
Congratulations on your project in Canada and thank you for your comment!
To solve your problem, you can write to me at [email protected] or contact our team dedicated to newcomers and non-residents: [email protected] +1-514-875-4266, option 1
Remy Paris
Desjardins Europe

Amine
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I strongly advise against this bank, I have not even been with them for a week and I have called customer service at least 10 times for problems, I went to the branch twice, the day I had my apartment I had to make an interrac transfer to be able to have the keys, surprise Desjardins had blocked my account.. only repeated problems, blocking of cards, account, interrac profile, I’m already fed up.. I still want to note the kindness and availability of the advisers but plan to close as soon as possible… time-consuming

Julie
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Hello Amine, I contacted Hanane from Desjardins, who wishes to answer you this, in the absence of Rémy who usually responds to comments:

Hello Amine, Thank you for trusting Desjardins! We are sorry for the experience you had. Could you please write to me at this address: [email protected] so that I can help you sort everything out. A beautiful day to you! – Hanane

Valentine
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Hello,
I saw that it was possible to pre-open your account remotely and transfer money to it. Is it then possible to make a transfer from my Desjardins account to another Desjardins account from France before my departure without having actually opened my account?
Thanks

remy
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Hello,

First of all, thank you for your interest in Desjardins and congratulations on your project in Canada.

You can pre-open your account at http://www.desjardins.com/open account, then you will receive your Desjardins RIB by email, then you can make your 1st international transfer, then you can finalize your account in Canada, then you can make payments or transfers to a Desjardins account in Canada.
Before finalizing the account in Canada, we recommend that you make an international transfer directly from your French account to the Canadian account of your interlocutor.

If you have other Canadian banking questions, we invite you to contact our team dedicated to newcomers and non-residents directly: [email protected] +1-514-875-4266, option 1

Léa
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Hello,
We arrive with my spouse in 1 month in Canada, he with a JP and me as a de facto spouse. My question is: with the Desjardins and PVtistes offer, is it possible to directly open a joint account in our two names? Thank you for your reply ! Leah

aspizou
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Hello,

I arrive in Canada in 2 weeks for a period of two years with a PVT.
I don’t have an address at the moment but I would like to create a bank account before leaving. Is there a way to proceed?

remy
14 24
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Hello,

First of all, thank you for your interest in Desjardins and congratulations on your project in Canada.

We offer a very simple and free remote account opening process in 3 steps and 7 working days:
A – We invite you to consult our reference site http://www.desjardins.com/OpenCompte and to answer the form to the best of your knowledge by filling in the mandatory fields.
• For the “Address in Canada” section
o You can let us know the district where you think you will live even temporarily or work to allow us to choose the most practical Caisse (=agency) for you.
o Subsequently we can modify it with your final address.
B – Subsequently, our team dedicated to new arrivals will send you by email your Bank Identity Statement (RIB) which will allow you to make your 1st international fund transfer, if you wish (remember to check your SPAM folder or mail undesirable) …)
C – Once in Canada, you can be authenticated and retrieve your means of payment (FREE debit card = access card)

If you have other Canadian banking questions, we invite you to contact our team dedicated to newcomers and non-residents directly: [email protected] +1-514-875-4266, option 1

Paul
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Hello,

I have just arrived in Canada with my PVT and I did not open a bank account before leaving because of the uncertainties linked to the Covid.

Is it still possible to benefit from the Desjardins new arrivals offer described above (preferential fees and with 1 month of ACS insurance offered, although already subscribed)?

Thanks in advance,
Paul

remy
14 24
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Good morning !
Thank you for your message. We recommend pre-opening an account before departure, but you can still take advantage of our 2 offers by going to http://www.desjardins.com/openaccount
OR by going directly to our agency dedicated to Newcomers located at 1101 Ste Catherine Street West Montreal H3B1J4 (Metro Peel)
OR by going to the nearest Desjardins Caisse (= agency). The Desjardins welcome offer with the free current account, debit and credit card will be added to your Desjardins account and you can request the reimbursement of the month Globe PVT on https://www.acs-ami.com/fr/ miscellaneous/offer-acs-desjardins/.
If you have other Canadian banking questions, we invite you to contact our team dedicated to newcomers and non-residents directly: [email protected] +1-514-875-4266, option 1
Good luck in Canada!

Diane
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Hello,

It seems that there is a problem on the Desjardins site when I try to make an account opening request from outside Canada (I am currently in France).

Indeed, in step 2 it is not possible to indicate a Canadian postal code. It is impossible to enter letters or numbers, which makes the form impossible to validate.

Thank you in advance for your help 🙂
Diana

remy
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Hello Diana! Thank you for your message and your interest in Desjardins. I just did a test on http://www.desjardins.com/OpenCompte and everything is working normally.
I invite you to check your postal code on https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/info/cg/personnel/codepostal/trouvercodepostal.jsf
We are committed to providing the best possible support to people who have a life plan in Canada, as you will read on http://www.desjardins.com/VivreAuCanada or in the brochure to download at https://www.desjardins.com/guide- prepare-arrival-canada
We also offer free conferences to help you prepare for your project or when you arrive in Canada. Information and registration at http://www.facebook.com/monprojetcanadadesjardins

If you have other Canadian banking questions, we invite you to contact our team dedicated to newcomers and non-residents directly: [email protected] +1-514-875-4266, option 1

Soumeya
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Hello,
I opened my account with Desjardin using the newcomer link and I would like to know how to get reimbursement for one month of the globe pvt insurance. Thank you

Julie
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Hello Soumeya, here is an article which summarizes the whole process: https://pvtistes.net/bon-plan-globe-pvt-desjardins-canada/ 🙂

remy
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Good morning ! Thank you for your interest in Desjardins!