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Welcome offer for newcomers to Canada

Do you have a permanent or a temporary (work or study) visa? Are you planning to build a life in Canada? Become a National Bank of Canada client and:

  • Get up to three years without monthly fees1;
  • enjoy an exclusive telephone accompaniment service 7 / 72 ;
  • benefit from the possibility of a MasterCard® credit card with no credit history3-4 ;
  • enjoy a pan-Canadian presence to serve you.

 Welcome gift

When you open a National Bank of Canada account, you could qualify for a $50 cashback deposited directly to your new account.9

Ready to take advantage of the offer? Start here by opening an account:

Become a client online

Perfect if you are looking to:

  • Open a bank account from another country
  • Transfer funds before you go
  • Access your money as soon as you arrive
  • Save on banking fees
  • Build your credit history
  • Receive assistance for a smooth arrival in Canada
  • Buy a car or home in Canada5.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a newcomer aged 17 or older
  • Apply to open a National Bank account from your country or within 5 years of arriving in Canada
  • Be the only user of the account

How to take advantage of the offer:
1. Apply for a bank account online.
2. Transfer money from your foreign bank account, if you want to.
3. Once you arrive, meet with an advisor to receive your debit card.
4. Be sure to mention the offer for holders of a Working Holiday Visa (promo code: PVTISTES) to receive your $50 welcome gift.

Why you should do business with us

  • Enjoy the freedom of our flexible online solutions: simplify your banking with our range of innovative products and services. 

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  • Easy access anywhere in Canada: with 450 branches and over 3,330 automatic banking machines6 across Canada, we're available wherever you are.

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  • Assistance 7 days a week.Need help settling in? Contact our experts for advice on housing, work, visas, education or anything else you need to know.
    Learn about the assistance service for newcomers

Ready to apply for the package?

Open a bank account online at any time or meet with an advisor once you arrive in Canada.

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