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An obvious commitment to the well-being of cultural communities

Caisse Desjardins de LaSalle is first and foremost a financial institution, but its cooperative nature draws it closer to the community, another element that sets it apart. To better adapt to the changing realities of the community, the Caisse has for several years now devoted considerable effort to support cultural communities.

A customized offer to meet the needs of newcomers

Caisse Desjardins de LaSalle wants to be your financial partner from the moment you arrive in Quebec. This is why we have developed a tailored offer to meet the specific needs of immigrants and facilitate their arrival in Quebec. This unique and innovative offer is based on a human approach and aims to assist immigrants from their first contact with their financial institution.

What we offer you:

  • Simplified procedure for new accounts:
    • No monthly fees for 1 year
    • Free safety deposit box for 1 year
    • What purpose accounts serve
    • How to open an account
    • Transactions
    • Managing your account
    • Paying bills
    • Making international transfers
    • Emergency health insurance for newcomers
  • Receive a practical and adapted information kit upon opening a new account
  • Assistance and advice by a specialized team available in 8 languages, including French, English, Arabic, Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Vietnamese
  • Accelerated applications for VISA Desjardins credit cards for limits up to $2,000

To make your arrival in Quebec easier

To make your arrival easier, here is a list of relevant organizations and contact information.