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Need to bank in Canada?

We can help international customers set up an account online.

If you’re an existing HSBC customer in another country or region, you can apply for a Premier or Advance account online***.

Why open an overseas account?

With an overseas account you can manage your accounts and bank seamlessly internationally:

  • Open an account for free with no annual account fees and free instant Global Transfers with HSBC Jade and HSBC Premier

  • View all of your HSBC accounts together in one place

  • Maintain a minimum account balance in just one home country/region

  • Overseas property and education consultation services for HSBC Jade and HSBC Premier

  • Transfer your credit history to your destination to give yourself a head start

  • Enjoy the same HSBC Jade and Premier privileges and status across all HSBC countries/regions

Ready to open an account?

Open your Canadian account online in 5 steps:

Step 1: Choose the chequing account that’s right for you: Compare accounts

Step 2: Complete the online application – What you’ll need to apply

Step 3: Visit your HSBC branch in your home country to complete ID verification

Step 4: Receive your account opening details**

Step 5: Call Telephone Banking in Canada to register for online banking

Frequently Asked Questions

*Global View and Global Transfer may not be available for Advance account holders in all countries and territories.

**HSBC Bank Canada debit cards have limited usability outside Canada’s Interac platform. For this reason, we do not automatically issue debit cards to international customers. If you find yourself visiting Canada and would like a debit card, a temporary card can be picked up at any HSBC Bank Canada Branch.

***HSBC Student Chequing account is only available for students enrolled in a Canadian college or university.

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