logo-scotiabank-lrgScotiabank has designed solutions to help both sponsors and newcomers to manage their financial requirements.

For Sponsors:

The Scotia Community Account Plan is ideal for Community Sponsors.
Please contact our Business Banking Advisor, Robert Sanchez, at Bloor and Yonge Banking Centre to discuss further.  Contact Robert at 416-515-2698 or by e-mail:

For Newcomers:

A temporary solution to address the immediate needs of these customers has been created; the StartRight Syrian Immigration Program will offer Syrian refugees landing in Canada between November 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 as Permanent Residents the following:

  • Free one year Personal Chequing Account  + $100 after 120 days of keeping the account open
  • $2000 Unsecured Credit Card
  • Overdraft protection
  • Free safety deposit box for one year

Contact our Arabic speaking staff for more information:

  • Sanad Dandach – Phone: 416-515-2140  Email:
  • Nazia Iqbal – Phone: 416-515-2178  Email:

More information about StartRight here.