Bank with Simplii Financial. For 2 years in a row, IPSOS has recognized us for Financial Services Excellence and Forbes has voted us one of the World’s Best Banks.

How to apply

We’ll set you up with a GIC Program so you can meet the GIC requirements for the SDS program. Send up to $20,000 CAD.

Apply for an account in just 5 minutes from the comfort of home.

Open an account and transfer funds before you arrive. Access $2,000 from your new account right away. We’ll invest the rest of your money into a 1-year GIC Program. When it’s activated, you’ll get the full amount back, plus interest in 11 equal payments over the year.

Need a little help setting up your international student GIC program account?

We can help. Check out our handy step-by-step guide on how to get it done — no phone calls required.

Limited time offer

Get a chance to win a cash prize of $50,000!

How to enter:

Choose either the Student Deposit Program or International Student GIC Program

For additional ways to enter, refer to the full contest rules (PDF, 155 KB) Opens in a new window.

Enter our Simplii International Student Banking Contest today!

Not an international student but still a student? Learn how you can enter the Simplii International Student Banking Contest..

Get $125 for referring an international student to bank with Simplii 

Refer a friend and earn $125 when they open an eligible account using your referral link. Plus they’ll also get $50 as a welcome bonus when they transfer money to their Student GIC Program Account. Ask your friend to include your email address on their application under “Referral Details.” Ready to refer a friend?

Why choose Simplii Financial?

Apply for this program, track your progress and access your banking information online or on your phone anywhere, any time.

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Banking shouldn’t be difficult. We’ll help you manage your money and reach your financial goals with ease.

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Your International Student GIC Program questions answered

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We understand it can be hard to get a head start in Canada as an international student, and we want to help. Learn more about our latest contest winners and how you could be next.

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