Are you studying in Canada?

Take advantage of our banking package for international students. From textbooks to tuition, education costs can add up. Let us help you spend and save – wisely.

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Bank account for students in Canada

Earn $60*, pay no monthly fee and enjoy the freedom of unlimited transactions1 and free unlimited Interac e-Transfer service®. Plus, receive a debit card that can be used to make purchases online and in stores worldwide.

Learn more about banking for international students

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International student credit card2

Pay for purchases and help build your credit history. We don't need a security deposit, income or credit history. You can even earn travel or cash back rewards and get a minimum credit limit of $1000.

Learn more about credit cards for international students

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Instant student savings just for you!

Get a free SPC membership with any CIBC student product and enjoy the benefits of SPC+. Save up to 30% with over 450 deals in-store and online to choose from in fashion, tech and more.

Learn more about free SPC membership

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Get your student visa faster, cheaper and easier

Our no-fee GIC helps students from India, China, Vietnam and the Philippines meet the requirements for a study permit.

Learn more about the student GIC program

Special offer: Get $25 when you refer a friend

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No monthly fee U.S. dollar account

Earn interest on your U.S. dollars. Funds can be transferred between your CIBC US$ Personal Account and your other personal CIBC bank accounts, online or at a banking centre.

Learn more about the U.S. dollar account for international students

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Competitive interest savings account

Earn our best non-registered savings account interest rate on every dollar with the eAdvantage® Savings Account.

Learn more about savings account for international students

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Buying a home 

When you are ready to purchase a home, we can offer you a simplified mortgage application process, with no Canadian credit history required.

Learn more about mortgages for international students

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Foreign Exchange

Get the foreign cash you need. CIBC offers cash in up to 75 foreign currencies. 

Learn more about getting foreign cash

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Toronto Pearson International Airport 

When you arrive in Canada, you will have some immediate financial needs. CIBC has six convenient locations at Toronto Pearson International Airport. 

Learn more about CIBC at Pearson International Airport

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CIBC Global Money Transfer™

If you bank with us, you can send money to someone in another country quickly and easily. There is no money transfer fee. 

Learn more about global money transfers

Enjoy banking that fits your life 

Bank on the go, where and when you want – all from the convenience of your phone, tablet or computer. 

Learn more about ways to bank with CIBC

Download the CIBC Mobile Banking® App:

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

Advice and assistance you can count on

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Banking glossary

As a newcomer to Canada, you may find some of the banking and credit terms confusing. Our Banking Glossary can help.  

Learn more about banking terms
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How banking works in Canada​

Find out how banking in Canada works. CIBC is here to help.

Learn more about banking in Canada
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Renting a home in Canada

Are you a newcomer to Canada who is looking for a place to rent? This information will help you begin your search and understand how the housing rental system works in Canada.

Learn more about renting a home in Canada
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What is credit?

Understanding credit and the importance of building a good credit rating when you’re new to Canada. 

Learn more about credit