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Banking solutions designed for students in Canada

Scotiabank is here to support you through your journey. From understanding banking basics, finding the right advisor, setting financial goals and more — the Scotiabank StartRight™ Program will help make banking in Canada easier.

Student banking with Scotiabank
in Canada just makes sense

No monthly account fees on a student chequing account*
Earn Scene+™ rewards on your everyday purchases 5
Scotia Smart Money
by Advice+ budgeting tool
4,000 ABM and convenient branch locations 4
Personalized banking advice

Information about moving to Canada as an international student

Send money abroad as easily as you would send it within Canada.

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Planning to study abroad? Bank like you’re at home.

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Banking is different when moving to a new country. We can help you understand it.

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Personal stories, articles and resources about life in Canada.

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Enjoy movies, travel, shopping, dining, groceries, and more rewards your way with Scene+.
Earn Scene+ points on everyday purchases. Redeem those points on what you want – travel, gift cards from 60+ brands, tech, entertainment and even account credits on eligible Scotiabank products.

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Have questions or need help with your application?

Speak with an advisor in Canada to help you in your journey to Canada.

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Ready to apply for a Scotia GIC?

Easy access to your money to help pay for living expenses while you’re studying in Canada.

Apply for Scotiabank GIC

Ready to open a Scotiabank International Account?

Apply for a Scotiabank Investment Account and transfer up to $50,000 CAD before moving to Canada.2

Apply for a Scotiabank Investment Account

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