Opening a Canadian bank account from outside of Canada
In order to submit an application for CMPA membership, a Canadian bank account is required. CMPA applicants from outside of Canada can start the process of opening a Canadian bank account and then finalize the process upon arrival in Canada. By starting this process, applicants can acquire the banking information needed to complete a CMPA application.
Many Canadian banks have instructions on their websites on how to apply for a bank account from outside of Canada. While the CMPA does not endorse any specific financial institution, below is a list of the main banking institutions in Canada:
General information about opening a Canadian bank account is available on the Government of Canada website.