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Moving to Canada for school is exciting! We also know you have a lot to prepare for and you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Here is some advice and resources that could make your journey a little easier.

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

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

Moving from China to study in Canada?

Our Chinese Student Direct Stream program allows eligible international students to fund their education with a 1-year Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) in the amount of $10,0009. (Information available in Chinese only.)

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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

We are dedicated to helping international students in Canada feel at ease with their banking needs and beyond.
  • Choose a bank account designed for students

    Our bank accounts offer the flexibility and security that international students need.

  • Start building your 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 RBC Wallet24 or Apple Pay26 and more!

  • Bank with the award-winning RBC Mobile app25

    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.

  • 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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