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Get an education

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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?

Want to open an account at Desjardins from your home country? It's easy! Do it online.

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What you need to know about education

  • Children in Quebec generally attend primary school (ages 6 to 12), secondary school (ages 12 to 17) and move on to post-secondary studies (age 17 onwards). Post-secondary studies include vocational training, collegial studies and university. The Ontario educational system is slightly different from the Quebec system.
  • Loans and bursaries are available. There are also bursaries specifically for foreign student. Find out more about the Loans and Bursaries Program on the website of Aide financière aux études - External link. This link will open in a new window..
  • Desjardins Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and bursaries each year. You may be eligible for one. Find out more about Desjardins Foundation scholarships.
  • If you plan to study in Canada for over 6 months, you'll need a study permit. Find out more about study permits - External link. This link will open in a new window..
  • You can work on the campus of your educational institution without a work permit. But to work outside the campus you'll need one.

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What Desjardins can do for you

Finances can prove to be somewhat complex when you're a student. Why not trust Desjardins for help?

A Desjardins advisor can offer you products tailored to your circumstances. All loans are subject to credit approval.

Products and services designed with you in mind and adapted to your needs.

Loans, lines of credit and a credit card especially designed for students.

2 accounts specially designed for postsecondary students so they can benefit from reduced service charges.

Since it was founded, Desjardins Foundation has awarded over $10 million in scholarships and bursaries.

See the Students section to learn about all Desjardins products and services and get valuable advice.

Discover the 360d space

Discover 4 new on-campus financial locations students and young workers ages 18 to 30 can visit for advice on their financial projects:
UdeM | Concordia | UQAM | UQTR

  • A concept unlike any other in North America
  • An inspiring space located near educational establishments, where you can carry out your projects
  • An approach designed with students and young workers in mind
  • Client relations associates who are just like you and understand your reality
  • Innovative technology for a unique experience

Learn more about 360d


Discover the 360d spaces

Discover the 360d spaces (0 min 55 s)

Added on October 1, 2014

Come meet Desjardins experts at the new Espace 360d for 18- to 30-year-olds. Discuss your projects, whether they include financing your studies or next trip, entering the job market, your new apartment life or simply managing your daily finances.

Text transcript of video - Discover the 360d spaces


Will your credentials be recognized?

Credentials obtained in Canadian educational institutions are recognized throughout the world.

Learn more about recognition of academic credentials - External link. This link will open in a new window.

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Desjardins is constantly seeking professional and motivated professional who share its cooperative values.

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