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Welcome to Canada

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Information to help you get settled when you arrive in Canada.

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Getting started in Canada

BANKING

HOUSING

EMPLOYMENT

EDUCATION

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Get all the information you need to:
  • Find employment
  • Rent or buy a home
  • Locate healthcare providers
  • Find schools for your children
  • Start your own business
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Need help?

Already in Canada:

Email us

Have us call you

Find a branch

Call us:
1-888-310-4722
(toll-free in North America)
or
011-604-525-4722 (collect calls accepted)

Before you arrive in Canada
Visit your local HSBC branch in your home country for international account opening assistance.

 

Products & Services

BANK ACCOUNTS

CREDIT CARDS

MORTGAGES & LOANS

MONEY TRANSFERS/
INVESTING

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Learn about the Canadian banking system and the products that can help you build a strong financial future:
  • Bank Accounts for everyday banking and saving money
  • International Money Transfers to your home country or elsewhere
  • Credit cards and building your credit history in Canada
  • Mortgages to purchase a home
  • A variety of loans for other major purchases
  • Short- and long-term investment solutions
  • Investment products that are unique to Canada
Next steps

Need help?

Already in Canada:

Email us

Have us call you

Find a branch

Call us:
1-888-310-4722
(toll-free in North America)
or
011-604-525-4722 (collect calls accepted)

Before you arrive in Canada
Visit your local HSBC branch in your home country for international account opening assistance.

 

Glossary of Banking Terms

DEFINITIONS & EXAMPLES OF EVERYDAY TERMS

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Become familiar with everyday Canadian
banking terms, such as:
  • Credit rating
  • Direct Debit
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)
  • RRSP, RRIF and RESP
  • Term deposit
  • TFSA
  • And many more
Next steps

Need help?

Already in Canada:

Email us

Have us call you

Find a branch

Call us:
1-888-310-4722
(toll-free in North America)
or
011-604-525-4722 (collect calls accepted)

Before you arrive in Canada
Visit your local HSBC branch in your home country for international account opening assistance.

 

FAQs

OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT

APPLY FOR A CREDIT CARD

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

APPLY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE

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Answers to some of the questions asked most often about living in Canada:
  • What you need to open a bank account
  • How to apply for a credit card
  • How to transfer your credit history to Canada
  • Where to find information for students
  • How to find community groups to join
Next steps

Need help?

Already in Canada:

Email us

Have us call you

Find a branch

Call us:
1-888-310-4722
(toll-free in North America)
or
011-604-525-4722 (collect calls accepted)

Before you arrive in Canada
Visit your local HSBC branch in your home country for international account opening assistance.

 

HSBC Advance Newcomers Program

A banking package designed for new Canadians

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