Money & Banking
In Canada, you have the right to open a bank account at a bank or a federally regulated credit union as long as you show proper identification.
You can open an account even if you:
- don’t have a job
- don’t have money to put in the account right away
- have been bankrupt
To open an account, you usually have to:
- go in-person to a financial institution
- provide an acceptable form of identification
Opening a bank account if you’re not a Canadian citizen:
You may be able to open a bank account with the proper identification in Canada if you’re not a Canadian citizen, or if you live in another country.
You may need to go to the financial institution in-person to open a bank account.
Contact the financial institution for more information about opening a bank account if you’re not a Canadian citizen.
The following is a list of locally available financial institutions:Click here to submit an addition/edit to this page
Last Modified: September 16, 2021