How to apply

To apply for a Scotiabank account, you’ll need visit your local Scotiabank branch and bring the following items with you:

1. One piece of government-issued ID, with photograph and signature, such as:

  • Passport
  • Driver's licence
  • Military ID card

2. One secondary piece of identification:

  • An additional primary piece of identification
  • Letter from your employer
  • Pay Stub

Proof of address, such as:

  • 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.

You can download the Application Form.

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 about the Scotiabank Switch Kit or any other Scotiabank product or service.

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