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Become a Desjardins member

To better assist you, we need to know:

Do you reside in Canada?

What is a third party?

Opening an account for the benefit of a third party means that the account will be used for the benefit of someone else (excluding the co-applicant in the case of a joint account).

Pieces of valid ID

  • Valid driver's licence issued by a Canadian province or territory 
  • Photo ID card issued by the Government of Ontario
  • Health insurance card (with or without photo) issued by a Canadian province or territory (except Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba)
  • Canadian or foreign passport (irrespective of the issuing country)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status issued by the Government of Canada

Qualifying share

To gain access to the cooperative's services and become a caisse member, you must purchase a $5 qualifying share. It is not an account opening fee and the value of the share will be refunded if you decide to close your account. As a member, you can:
  • vote at the caisse's Annual General Meeting
  • decide on the allocation of surplus earnings
  • apply to sit on the Board of Directors or Board of Supervision of your caisse

In short, a qualifying share is a key that gives you access to the largest cooperative financial group in Canada.

$5 cheque

To gain access to the cooperative's services and become a caisse member, you must purchase a $5 qualifying share by cheque. It is not an account opening fee and the value of the share will be refunded if you decide to close your account. The cheque allows us to confirm your identity. Make sure it is drawn on a Canadian financial institution.

As a member, you can:

  • vote at the caisse's Annual General Meeting
  • decide on the allocation of surplus earnings
  • apply to sit on the Board of Directors or Board of Supervision of your caisse

In short, a qualifying share is a key that gives you access to the largest cooperative financial group in Canada.

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