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Almost 20% of newcomers to Canada start a business here, so you’re in good company! Before you make the big move, check out some resources that could make your journey a little easier.

Transfer Money Before You Arrive

  • Need a secure, affordable way to transfer money to Canada?
  • Want immediate access to your money when you get here?

Start your applicationAnother RBC site for a personal Canadian bank account now and it will be easier to set up your business services when you’re ready.

Get Familiar with Canada’s Financial System

Wondering how banking and borrowing works here in Canada? The following information may help you feel better prepared when you get here.

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Arrive79 provides free tools, resources and connections newcomers need to succeed in Canada.

  • Access articles, webinars and guides to help you prepare for life, careers and finances in Canada
  • Get weekly peer matches and chat online
  • Connect with an Arrive Ambassador
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We can help you with all of your business borrowing needs.

To get your new business started, you may need to purchase or lease property, equipment or furniture. Or perhaps you’ll need some help managing your cash flow. In addition to a credit card, let us help you decide whether a line of credit, term loan or lease solution is right for your business.

We have personal solutions for you too.

Why Newcomers Love RBC

We understand that starting a new business in a new country can be challenging. Let us help you fulfill your dreams with the right advice, banking and business solutions that suit your needs and goals.
  • Save time with business and personal banking in one place

    As Canada’s largest bank*, we can help meet all of your banking, borrowing and investing needs.

  • Receive 24/7 business service and support

    You’ll have the support of dedicated small business advisors in branch and via our 24/7 business helpline.

  • Get a Canadian credit card—no credit history required2

    You can start building your credit history right away; this will help you secure additional financing when you need it.

  • Access tools and services to help you run your business

    From payment processing to free invoicing and accounting29, you’ll have the business solutions you need.

How Can We Help You?

We understand that moving to a new country comes with many challenges–let us help answer any questions you may have. Our phone services are available in up to 200 languages.

Call to book an appointment to open a bank account over the phone.

  • Call Call Toll-Free: 1-800-769-2511
  • International Call Call Collect: 1-506-864-2275
Book an Appointment to Visit a Branch

For the health and safety of our employees and communities, RBC has temporarily closed a number of branches, reduced hours, and is limiting the number of clients permitted at any given time to practice physical distancing. Open branches also have Plexi Protection Screens installed.

We encourage clients to bank at home if possible.

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