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 license

*Conditions apply

Proof of address:

  • Current utility bill or
  • Letter signed by the utility account holder confirming 
    • Name, 
    • Contact information 
    • Date the applicant commenced dwelling at the address 
  • Copy of Lease

Proof of funding


  • Job Letter
  • Bank reference or bank statements

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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