National Bank of Canada: 3 years without fees + a $50 cashback

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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. Receive $50, deposited into your new National Bank of Canada account!

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.
    See our online solutions
  • Easy access anywhere in Canada: with 450 branches and over 3,330 automatic banking machines6 across Canada, we're available wherever you are.
    Find a branch
  • 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.

Become a client online

32 Reviews

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Ziyette
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Hello Mat, I wrote to you in the process, I still had no answers, is this normal?
28.06.2020. 16:33
BanqueNationale1
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Forgive us for this delay! I just answered you. ?
2020-06-28 18:44:48
Ziyette
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Hello, I arrived in Quebec, I launched the opening of my account before coming, and there I am waiting for an appointment to finalize the opening. However, I still have a few questions. When I call the number indicated, I cannot speak to a counselor since I am always asked for a phone number or the last digits of my bnc card, and I have neither . Do you have an e-mail to communicate to me so that I can get my answers? thank you in advance
24.06.2020. 20:12
BanqueNationale1
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Hello! You can write to us privately. We are available to answer all your questions! -Mast
2020-06-24 20:20:45
Booster99x
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Hello, I have 2 questions for you:

Is it possible to cancel the subscription earlier? If yes, are there any fees?
Is it possible to make the first transfer from a Revolut account?

Have a good day :)
05.06.2020. 14:50
BanqueNationale1
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Hello, yes you can close the account at any time without charge.
Regarding the transfer with Revolut, they should be contacted to see if it is possible on their side. :) -Seb
2020-06-05 15:24:26
Booster99x
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Hello, I have 2 questions for you:

Is it possible to cancel the subscription earlier? If yes, are there any fees?
Is it possible to make the first transfer from a Revolut account?

Have a good day :)
05.06.2020. 14:50
Sandrine
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Hello,

I should arrive in Montreal in August, I will be a clinical nurse. Can I benefit from the offers planned for healthcare workers and open my account online before my arrival?
21.05.2020. 08:48
Zamam
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Hello,

I am a Canadian Citizen currently residing in Pakistan.

I plan on arriving in Canada in a few months and was wondering if it would be possible for me to open an account prior to my arrival using this offer.

Regards,

Zamam Moeez
10.05.2020. 12:53
BanqueNationale1
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Hello Zamam, thanks for your message! Please note that Canadian citizens are not eligible for this offer. You can view the other accounts we offer by visiting www.nbc.ca/account.

I suggest you reach out to a branch near your future location, in order to discuss the opening of your account : www.nbc.ca/locator.

Mat
2020-05-10 13:59:54
ALEX
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Hello,
I have just arrived in Toronto and I would like to take advantage of your offer for newcomers with a temporary work permit (PVT).
I had a few questions just to confirm:
- opening an account in your bank allows me to have a bank account in Canada free of charge for three years? $ 50 offered on my account when opening? + debit and credit card?
- must the first transfer be made from bank to bank? Isn't an intermediary like Transfermate possible?
- Do you have staff who speak French in your Toronto branch?

Thank you in advance for your return

Alex
13.03.2020. 03:13
Imer
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Hello Alex,
It may be a little late but I have a French speaking advisor at the National Bank downtown Toronto.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you want these contact details.
2020-04-22 18:46:41
Julien
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Hello, I am leaving on April 13, 2020 and we are currently on March 05, 2020.
Is it too late to open my online account and transfer money before I leave?
Thank you.
05.03.2020. 11:46
BanqueNationale1
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Absolutely not Julien :) You have up to five years after your arrival to take advantage of the offer. There is still time to transfer money.

Sophia
2020-03-05 14:46:31
Pauline
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Is it possible to make a first transfer via transfertmate?
04.03.2020. 14:30
BanqueNationale1
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Hello Pauline! The first transfer must be made from one bank to another. So, you will have to make the transfer from your financial institution. I'm here if you have any other questions for us. :)
- Faria
2020-03-04 14:53:48
Karine
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Hello,

I would like to know if the credit card can be directly linked to our current account and if the amount spent can be withdrawn automatically every month as proposed by desjardins bank. Thank you
29.02.2020. 18:44
BanqueNationale1
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Hello Karine! It is indeed possible that the payment of the balance due on your credit card will be withdrawn automatically each month. Do not hesitate if you have more questions! -Mast
2020-03-01 18:52:41