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1. Posted by Pixilis (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

Just wondered if anyone has any experience with opening a new bank account in Canada whilst on a working holiday?
How long does it take?

Thanks

2. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

This should help you get started - i doubt it takes very long to open an account, a day or two at most. Except - you need to get an SIN ( Social Insurance Number ) & you next question will be - how long does it take to get a SIN card? That I do not know but the link I gave you gives a link to SIN info.

I think you will love your time here in Canada.

Steve

3. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 400 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

It's relatively easy compared to some other more backwards countries like the UK.

http://www.cba.ca/en/research-and-advocacy/50-backgrounders-on-banking-issues/83-opening-a-bank-account#anchor0

Basically, you need 2 pieces of ID and that's it.

4. Posted by Pixilis (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Guys,
I've had a look into a couple. It does look straight forward.
I'm sure I will Love Canada, I can't wait! :)