Newcomers to Canada

Have you recently arrived in Canada or are planning to move here soon? Are you looking for ways to integrate into your new surroundings? At Desjardins, you can count on an ally to help you adapt to your new environment.

Meeting your needs

  • Get information

    Send us your questions by filling out the information request form.

  • Open a bank account online

    Quickly and easily open an account at Desjardins from your home country.

Leaving your home country requires a lot of preparation. To help simplify the process, we've prepared a checklist of things to do before and after you arrive in Canada. See our tips on moving to Canada.

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You'd like to do business with a major financial institution that's ready to help you at every step of the way? That can understand your needs and meet them? A Desjardins advisor will be pleased to be of service and assist you. You can fill out an application to open an account today.

Learn more Select a financial institution

Welcome offer for newcomers to Canada

Make considerable savings on the financial products you need:

  • savings account with unlimited free transactions for 1 year
  • small safety deposit box free for 1 year
  • enhanced rate for non-redeemable term savings
  • recognition of your years of driving experience when requesting an auto insurance quote

Desjardins also offers all other complementary products you may need on your arrival in Canada. Learn more.

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International partnerships

Take advantage of the partnerships between Desjardins and foreign financial institutions. They were designed to:

  • meet your financial needs
  • help you save
  • facilitate your banking transactions

These partnerships can also simplify your financial integration if you're a newcomer to Canada.

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One of the first steps you'll need to take when you arrive is to find housing. Then you'll be able to begin discovering your new environment and settle in.

Learn more Find housing

Now that you're here and settled in, you'll need to find a job if you don't already have one. Where do you start? Desjardins has a few tips for you on the subject.

Learn more Look for employment

Canada offers a wide variety of educational institutions and a broad range of study programs. Have you chosen the program that's of interest to you?

Learn more Get an education

You are planning to immigrate to Quebec and would like to learn more about life in Quebec and Canada? The sites listed in this section can answer many of your questions.

Learn more Get more information

Starting a business is a big undertaking and requires a lot of planning. Desjardins has the expertise and resources to support you.

Learn more Start a business