Welcome to Canada!
A banking package just for newcomers
At Desjardins, the leading financial cooperative group in Canada, we'll help you get settled with our banking package for newcomers:
A bank account with a free transaction plan and unlimited transactions1 for 1 year
A free debit card and a free credit card with no annual fee that requires no credit history2 or security deposit
A basic safety deposit box for your documents and valuables, free3 for 1 year
Recognition of all your previous driving experience when getting an auto insurance quote4
Why open an account with Desjardins?
You can apply online from your home country so it's easy to transfer your money before you leave
You'll have access to Desjardins's extensive network, which includes nearly 1,200 locations and over 2,200 ATMs*
Insurance is also available
Visit www.desjardins.com/newcomers to find out all the benefits of starting your new life with Desjardins.
1. The 1-year fee waiver applies only to the Unlimited plan and ends 12 months after the end of the month in which the account is opened. This offer may change without prior notice. Applies to newcomers to Canada as part of this offer only.
2. To qualify for a Desjardins credit card through this offer, you must open an account at a Desjardins caisse in Quebec or a participating caisse in Ontario and demonstrate that you intend to settle in Canada. Desjardins conducts a credit risk assessment before issuing credit cards and setting credit limits. Other conditions apply.
3. Available for 1 year at caisses that offer the service.
4. In Quebec only. Certain conditions apply.
* If you are an Ontario Desjardins caisse member, you can withdraw money from ATMs of other banks, free of charge.