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Thinking about moving to Canada and not sure which financial institution to choose? At Desjardins, we understand your situation. We want to welcome you to the Desjardins family, help you prepare your budget and tell you about the Canadian banking system.

We're here to give you the support you need and make your new life easier.

Caisse Desjardins de la Chaudière is proud to promote a multi-cultural society. We offer personalized support for newcomers and have a team of specialists to help you choose the products and services that meet your needs.

Services offered:

Account opening

We want to welcome you to Canada and help you settle in with our offer for newcomers. The welcome offer includes an account with free unlimited transactions for 1 year.

Savings-Life Insurance (after account opening)

  • Group insurance that provides death or cancer coverage for Desjardins members.
  • You just have to answer a few questions to find out if you're eligible.

Credit card application

  • No credit history required to qualify for a Desjardins credit card.
  • You must be a member of a Desjardins caisse and have an account there. You must also demonstrate that you intend to settle in Canada. Credit cards are issued and credit limits are set based on the information received and will depend on the applicant's credit risk.

Safety deposit box

You will receive a basic safety deposit box, free for 1 year, for your documents and valuables.

International transfers

Make secure international money transfers (up to $5,000 per day) online from anywhere and any time.

Foreign currency

The Canadian dollar (CAN$) is used in Canada. We have foreign currencies available upon request.


Get a special rate on non-redeemable term savings to grow your savings.

Car loan

You can finance a car with no credit history.


You can buy a home under certain conditions.

Life and health insurance

Meet with a financial security advisor or life and health insurance representative to assess your needs and get more information about life and health insurance.

Property and casualty insurance

Free auto and home insurance quotes. When you apply for auto insurance, we'll recognize your previous driving experience in your home country.

Useful references and links

Cabane Desjardins webinars

Whether you're coming to Canada to live, work or study, Desjardins is here to help. To find out more about relocating and the steps you need to take, sign up for the Cabane Desjardins webinars.

Learn more (site in French only) for Cabane Desjardins webinars - This link will open in a new window.

Desjardins — your partner

Guide created by the Desjardins Representative Office (Europe) for newcomers (in French only, PDF, 7.0 MB)

Le Tremplin

Le Tremplin offers services to newcomers and their families to help them settle and integrate in Lévis. The organization welcomes everyone from all backgrounds.

Immigration à Quebec

Immigration à Quebec will help you look for work, settle into your new life, settle in and, most importantly, get started in Quebec.

Contact the team dedicated to serving newcomers:
Phone: 418-839-8819, ext. 7192424
By email