To welcome newcomers to Canada, many banks offer special banking packages:
Newcomers to Canada who have obtained Landed Immigrant status within the last three years qualify for special offers, including a free banking plan for a year, with BMO Bank of Montreal. With the plan, you enjoy unlimited transactions such as bill payments, transfers, debit card purchases and BMO Automated Banking Machine withdrawals/deposits.
For a complete list of the banking products and services offered to newcomers, contact the Smiths Falls branch of BMO Bank of Montreal at 25 Beckwith St. South at 613-283-4292. You can also find information online at www.bmo.com/newcomers.
The CIBC Newcomers to Canada Plan is available to those who have obtained Permanent Resident status within Canada in the last two years. Under the plan’s chequing account, for the first year, you pay no monthly fee and no fees on an unlimited number of transactions like withdrawals at CIBC bank machines and branches, writing cheques, paying bills, and pre-authorized payments.
For more information on the plan, call 1-866-525-8622 or contact the Smiths Falls branch of CIBC, located at 51 Beckwith St. North, at 613-283-3584. You can also visit the CIBC website at http://www.cibc.com/ca/newcomers/index.html.
A banking account for up to 12 months and a RBC Royal Bank credit card with no credit history required are part of the RBC® Welcome to Canada package.
More information on the banking package and other services offered to newcomers to Canada can be obtained by visiting the Smiths Falls branch at 31 Beckwith St. North or calling 613-283-7660. You can also call toll-free 1-800-769-2511 or visit the RBC website at http://rbc.com/canada/index.html. As well, banking tutorials can be downloaded in up to 14 languages on how to open a bank account, buy a car, buy a home and send money overseas or save for your children’s education. Our toll-free number offers support in over 180 languages.
Scotiabank offers the Scotiabank StartRight Program for Newcomers to Canada, which includes savings on personal banking and other special offers. The program brochure can be downloaded in 17 languages on the Scotiabank website at http://www.scotiabank.com/cda/content/0,1608,CID12956_LIDen,00.html.
Information on the program is also available by calling toll-free 1-866-800-5159, emailing email@example.com or visiting the Smiths Falls branch of Scotiabank at 94 Lombard St. The phone number for the Smiths Falls office is 613-284-4111.
TD Canada Trust provides multi-language online services as part of its program of services to newcomers to Canada. More information on the products and services offered can be obtained by visiting the TD Canada Trust branch in Smiths Falls at 15 Beckwith St. North or call 613-283-0956. Information is also available on the TD Canada Trust website at http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/newtocanada/index.html.