1. Convert some money into cash before you land as you may need to purchase some items when you arrive.
  2. Get advice from the experts in your country of origin. These financial professionals will be able to give you the best advice.
  3. Put some money into your traveler’s checks for any unforeseen purchases when you arrive.
  4. Bring your international credit cards for identification purposes and as a method of paying for any unforeseen expenses.
  5. Electronically transfer money into your Canadian bank account from your country of origin but before making a transfer ensure that you know how long the transfer will take as some Canadian banks can impose holds on foreign deposits, sometimes up to 20 business days.
  6. Once you are in Canada, you will be able to open a bank account by presenting your immigrant papers and identification.