Application to open an account

Application to open an account

Open a Desjardins account and prepare for a smooth transition to your life in Canada.

If you haven’t arrived in Canada yet

Fill out the online application to open an account. You must:

  • have a valid passport
  • be planning to arrive with 12 months of applying
  • know your future address in Canada or the postal code of your employer or school
  1. 1

    Fill out the online form. Have your passport with you.

  2. 2

    You'll receive an email within 24 to 48 hours.

  3. 3

    You'll receive your bank account information. Use it to transfer your money to your Canadian account.

  4. 4

    When you arrive in Canada, finalize your new account. Go to the caisse indicated in the email, bring your identification and pick up your payment tools.

Fill out the form - to open an account for newcomers to Canada

If you've arrived in Canada

Make an appointment with our team for new immigrants to Canada.

By phone

Team for new immigrants

Montreal area:
514-875-4266, option 1

Elsewhere in Quebec and Canada:

Make an appointment at a caisse.

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