Opening a new account?

How to apply

Select from our account options

Documents required to open a new account


Provide ONE  piece of government-issued ID, with photograph and signature:

  • Passport
  • Driver's licence
  • Military ID card
  • Permanent resident card
*Conditions apply

Secondary ID:

One secondary piece of identification

  • An additional primary piece of identification
  • Birth certificate, credit card, debit card, tax ID card
  • Employee ID or letter from your employer

Proof of contact

Any two of the following:

  • Proof of Address e.g. recent utility bill,
  • Bank account statement
  • Copy of lease or letter from landlord

If you are a non-resident customer, a reference letter or a current account statement from a reputable bank is required.

Also, be sure to read our Personal Financial Services Agreement [PDF 360 kb] for all the details on having an account with Scotiabank. 

Have questions? Contact us or visit your nearest Scotiabank branch for more information.

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