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There’s a lot to do when you’re moving to a new country and starting a new job! Let us provide you with a few tips prior to arriving—that way you’ll have less work to do once you’re here.

Transfer Money Before You Arrive

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

Start your application Another RBC site for a Canadian bank account before you arrive and enjoy these benefits and more!

Get Familiar with Canada’s Financial System

See how banking, borrowing and buying a home works in Canada to be even more prepared when you arrive.

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Your way to network in Canada

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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Why Newcomers Love RBC

Whether you plan to be here a couple of years or hope to stay long-term, we have the right financial advice and solutions you’ll need to settle in faster.
  • Find solutions for all your financial needs

    As Canada’s largest bank*, we can help with your banking and credit, mortgage and more.

  • Start building a credit history here

    At RBC, you can apply for your first Canadian credit card–no credit history required!2

  • Shop, send money and make payments your way

    Shop online with Virtual Visa Debit48, tap to pay with Apple Pay26 and more.

  • Bank with the award-winning RBC Mobile app23

    You’ll also have access to Canada’s largest combined branch and ATM network.

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 or by video conference.

  • Call Call Toll-Free: 1-866-756-1107
  • 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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