To help you make an informed choice when opening a bank account, refer to the website of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. Among other things, you will find information about:
- your rights and responsibilities;
- the pieces of identification required to open an account;
- the financial institution’s obligations;
- the types of fees that may apply to your account.
The rules about opening an account with a credit union are different. You can refer to the Desjardins website on this subject.
Last update : October 23, 2020