Open a business account

Open a business account

Fill out your request online and we'll help you pick the best account for your company's needs.

  • Fast online request Fill out the form in just 5 minutes.
  • Personalized support Select the right account for your business with help from our team.
  • Easy business banking Manage your business finances online, 24/7 with AccèsD Affaires.

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How to open a business account

  1. Fill out the form online

    Follow the 4 easy steps in the form to complete your request online and open an account. You will be asked to provide basic information about your company (like your business number) and your financial needs.

    An advisor will contact you within 2 business days to complete the process and open an account.

  2. Gather the necessary documents

    Collect the documents required to open your account. The documents needed to open your account depend on what type of business you have.

    • All business types: copy of your enterprise file from the Registraire des entreprises and 2 valid pieces of identification for each account signatory or person authorized to administer the account
    • Partnership: partnership contract and list of assets
    • Corporation, company or incorporated company: copy of incorporation documents and general bylaws
    • Association: copy of your association bylaws
  3. Pick a business account

    Let our advisors help you pick the best business account for your needs. Ask your questions, share the documents you collected and finish opening your account.

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Different account currencies

You can open a business account in the following currencies:

  • Canadian dollar (CAD)
  • US dollar (USD)
  • Foreign currency

Plans

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Changing financial institutions

To transfer your business account from another financial institution, it's as easy as filling out the online request form to open an account. Then we'll contact you to walk you through the process.

For a smooth transition, we recommend you save your banking history, inform your clients and providers of the change and set up a timeline to transfer your funds.

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Solutions for effective business banking

AccèsD Affaires

Use AccèsD Affaires to make it easier to manage your business and relationships with providers, clients, employees and the government.

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Open a business account

Online

Fill out your request to open an account online.

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By phone

Avoid waiting on hold. Have us call you when it's convenient.

Montreal area:
514-253-6166


Elsewhere in Canada and the US:
1-888-233-2473

In person

Schedule an appointment at a Desjardins Business centre to open your account.

Find a Desjardins Business centre

FAQ – Opening a business account

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  1. To open a foreign currency account, you must first open a Canadian or US dollar account.