Application to open an account Instructions

Application to open an account

You're immigrating to Canada. You're looking for a trustworthy financial institution that can meet all your financial needs.

Fill out the form

  1. This application is for you if:

    • You are in the process of immigrating to Canada.
    • You plan to arrive within the next 12 months.

    It IS NOT for you if:

  2. What you'll need to complete the application

    • Your passport.
    • Approximately 10 minutes of your time.
      (Your application will be automatically terminated after 30 minutes of inactivity.)
    • Your application cannot be saved. Please print a copy for your records before submitting it.
  3. Follow-up and processing

    • A Desjardins advisor will contact you within 72 business hours.
    • Once in Canada, or within 12 months of your arrival, you must go to the caisse specified by the Desjardins advisor to finalize the opening of your account.

    To learn more, see Newcomers to Canada - This link will open in a new window..

Need assistance?

For help completing the application, contact a customer service advisor.

From the U.S. (toll-free):
1-800-224-7737

From around the world
(long-distance charges apply):

1-514-224-7737

  1. If you do not go to your caisse, account funds will be returned to the financial institution from which they originally came.