OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN CANADA BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE
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Marina
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Hello, I am interested in the Desjardins offer but I see that it was only available until December 31, 2016. Is there a chance that this offer will be extended or renewed quickly? Thank you and good day. Marina

Julie
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Yes it will be renewed very quickly, in any case if you need it now you can enjoy it without worry! Have a good day.

Carol-Anne
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Hello did you have an answer to your message because I ask myself the same question?
Have a good day

Julie
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CarolAnne, the page has been updated, the offer renewed and even improved 🙂

remy
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Hello,

First of all, thank you for your interest in Desjardins and congratulations on your WHP Canada!

I confirm that the Desjardins offer for PVTists is extended and even improved in 2017.
It includes:
– Savings account with operations including free unlimited transactions for 1 year
– Small safety deposit box free for 1 year
– Improved rate for non-redeemable term savings
– Recognition of years of driving experience which allows you to obtain a discount on your car insurance (if necessary)
– You will find the detailed content on http://www.desjardins.com/Welcome

If you have any other banking questions, we invite you to contact our dedicated team for newcomers directly:
– by dialing 001-514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]

Good PVT Canada!

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe representative office

Mathieu
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Hello,

Concerning the online opening of an account I am a little blocked at the level “other identity document”:
I am first of all not sure of the number of the work visa if it is about “IUC” which appears on the LI or of the number located in a frame “reserved for the internal use” made up of a letter and numbers.
Then concerning the place of issue and the expiration date what to put?
I thank you in advance

Maïlys
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Hello,

I have a question about opening an online account with Desjardins. Could you tell me what document you provided to the “other identification document (any official document issued by the government of Canada or by the government of Quebec as part of your immigration application.)”? I am a bit lost and I may turn my LI in all directions, I do not know what to put.
Thanking you!

Mathieu
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Hi Mailys,
If you choose “Work Visa” and put the information of your LI, it does not work?

remy
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Hello,

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

When opening an online account at http://www.desjardins.com/OpenCount, for section 5.2 Other ID (> Any official document issued by the Government of Canada or by the Government of Quebec as part of your request immigration)

• If you have your VISA, complete the section with the information related to your VISA:
o For type: enter “Work visa”
o For the number: enter the number starting with U, in the box on the second page of the acceptance letter.
o For the place of issue: enter “France”
o For the expiration date: enter the expected end date of your WHP (arrival date + 2 years)

If you have other banking questions, we invite you to contact our team dedicated to new arrivals directly:
– by dialing 001-514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]

Good success!

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe representative office

Maureen
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Good morning,

Before subscribing to this offer, I would like to know if it is possible to make bank transfers between Desjardins and our French bank? I imagine so, but at what cost?

Thank you in advance for your answer 🙂

Julie
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Hello, yes you can make transfers from all banks to all banks in the world (apart from some, like in Argentina). Either you make a bank to bank transfer, or you make a money transfer (you can consult in our good plans, the page dedicated to Transfermate, which works well with PVTists). It may be interesting to compare the price of a transfer and the exchange rate applied by your bank and Transfermate (for example) and see the most advantageous for you 🙂

Khadija
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Hello,

I opened my Desjardins account remotely about 10 days ago in France and collected everything yesterday at rue Peel (except the transport card … not yet available). Advisor to the TOP … Explanations of the Canadian banking system … of the cooperative and the advantages (besides I could benefit from 10% at Rogers for my telephone subscription) … advice on everyday life, etc. …

Anonymous
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Hello I am very satisfied with my bank desjardins, I did everything remotely before leaving France and I saved a lot of time, I recommend transfer!

Agnes
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Hello.
As for me, I just arrived in Montreal and took care of opening my account on site.
I’m not at Desjardins. And I do not wish to advertise but know that most banks offer the first year of bank charges to newcomers. There’s no need to even negotiate, it’s their welcome offer. Debit and credit card offered.
The banks are really different here. You should know that each bank offers a fixed price for the number of bank transactions carried out per month, for a more or less high price (Absolutely any movement counts as a transaction. Except the deposit of money on your account by transfer).
The year of fees offered allows you to realize which package you will need the following year (we can make an average of the number of transactions and find our way thanks to that).
Then you have to see which bank offers what … Desjardins offers unlimited travel tickets on weekends, advantages with certain telephone operators … you have to take the time to shop around and find out. 😉

remy
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Hello.
We inform you that Desjardins also offers a very advantageous welcome offer for newcomers which includes:
– Savings account with operations including free unlimited transactions for 1 year
– Small safety deposit box free for 1 year
– Improved rate for non-redeemable term savings
– Recognition of years of driving experience
You will find the detailed content on http://www.desjardins.com/Welcome
We invite you to validate if you are eligible for this offer by contacting directly the team dedicated to newcomers to Desjardins:
– by calling 514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]
– by visiting http://www.desjardins.com/VivreAuCanada

Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe representative office

Delphine
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Hello
Do I have to open an account before leaving?
Because we just arrived 3 weeks ago. We have opened an account with desjardins but is the promotion valid even in this case?
Thanks in advance for the reply.

remy
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Hello.
Opening an account before departure is not compulsory but recommended.
It allows you to anticipate administrative procedures, to transfer funds before your departure and to have means of payment as soon as you arrive on site.
If you have already opened your account in a Desjardins caisse, we thank you for your interest in Desjardins and invite you to contact the team dedicated to newcomers to Desjardins directly to take advantage of this offer:
– by calling 514 875-4266, option 1
– by writing to [email protected]
– by visiting http://www.desjardins.com/VivreAuCanada
Rémy PARIS
Individual Market Director
Desjardins Europe representative office