Upon arrival in Canada, you should open an account with a Canadian financial institution. We recommend that you contact different banks to find out the types of accounts and rates that they offer so that you can decide which option is best for you. Make sure to ask if each bank offers student accounts, which typically have lower fees.
The following banks have locations near Langara:
- BMO Bank of Montreal
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
- Royal Bank of Canada*
- TD Canada Trust
* RBC also operates an automated teller machine (ATM) on-campus at Langara. It is located in the main foyer of the A building, across from the information desk.
In order to open a bank account, you will need the following documents:
- Passport or BCID
- Study permit
- Langara student ID card
- Confirmation of enrollment (download from your myLangara account)
- Proof of your address in Canada (e.g. a bill that has been mailed to your home)
You may require additional documents, depending on the bank and type of account you choose. Make sure to ask your bank what information you will need to provide to open an account.