Get started before you arrive in Canada

Apply for a student deposit account online, any time. All you need is 5 minutes — it's that fast. We usually process your application in one day.

Send between $1,000 and $20,000 CA to your new account. Once it transfers, your money will be waiting for you when you arrive. Pay no service fees.

Your debit card will be mailed to your Canadian address on your tentative arrival date. After you receive your debit card, you can activate it by following the instructions included with the card and calling  Opens your phone app. Opens your phone app.1-888-723-8881.

This program is not offered to students attending schools in the province of Quebec.

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Win one of 100 prizes via Simplii Financial™ Student Banking Contest 

You can choose either the Student Deposit Program or International Student GIC Program

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Citizens from the following countries can apply

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More ways we make student living easy

Cover student expenses, get great rewards and build your credit in Canada with the Simplii Financial Cash Back Visa* card. Get a $2,000 credit limit. No credit history required.

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Set up a $10,000 CA GIC and meet the GIC requirement for the Student Direct Stream (SDS) study permit. Apply online in minutes — just like the Deposit Program.

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Banking with us has its benefits

Manage your accounts from home, school and everywhere else. You always have 24/7 access to online and mobile banking.

Pay for things like textbooks, groceries and nights out with friends — and never worry about transaction fees or any other banking service fees.

Send and receive money from one Canadian bank account to another. It's easier than cheques and safer than cash. Plus, it's free!

With 3,400 CIBC ATMs across Canada, withdraw money any time close to campus and pay no withdrawal fee.

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Get $50 for you and a friend when you arrive in Canada

Refer a friend and you’ll both get a $50 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? Apply now for the Simplii International Student GIC Program. Opens in a new window.

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