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About The Scotiabank StartRight® Program for Newcomers

The Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 has products and services to help permanent residents/landed immigrants, foreign workers, and international students. It is possible to set up a bank account, get a credit card 2, get a small safety deposit box3, get financing for a car at certain car dealers4, transfer money via Western Union5, get financing for a mortgage to buy a home 6, make different kinds of investments, and so on. Some of the products and services have special bonus features or cost discounts to help out those who have come to Canada to build a new future. Scotiabank’s branch locator feature enables newcomers to easily locate the closest branch. To locate your nearest Scotiabank with advisors who speak your language, check the Branch and ABM locator at addition, Scotiabank has a website dedicated to the needs of newcomers and the site is available in eight different languages. The site has links to helpful resources about life and banking in Canada. You can visit the StartRight website at for complete details.

We extend our thanks to Scotiabank for supporting us and allowing us to share the following information from their website.