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 valid primary piece of government-issued identification, with photograph and signature, such as:

  • Passport
  • National ID or voter's card
  • Driver's license
  • Military ID card
  • Permanent resident card

2. One secondary piece of identification. The following kinds are valid:

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

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.

4. The account 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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