Step1

Compare bank account fees and services

CHOOSE AN ACCOUNT

Compare the fees of each bank account and the convenience of the branch and ATM locations when choosing a bank account that’s right for you.

Bank Monthly Fee & Account
Number of Transactions Included
Fee for Transactions in Bank Branch
Fee at ATMs outside of bank network
ATB Financial Find Location $3.95Basic Account 15
(including in-branch)
$1.00
(if over total monthly transaction limit of 15)
$1.50
BMO Financial Find Location $4.00Practical Plan Account 10 $1.00 $1.50
Canadian Western Bank
Find Location
$4.00Standard Chequing Account 10 $0.60 - $1.50 $1.50
CIBC Find Location $3.90Everyday Chequing Account 10 $1.00 $1.50 +
First Calgary Financial Find Location FreeNo Fees for Me Account Unlimited Free $1.50
HSBC Find Location $4.00Performance Chequing Limited Account 10 $1.00 - $1.50 $1.50
National Bank of Canada Find Location $3.95Basic Chequing Account 12
(10 electronic & 2 in-branch)
$1.25 - 2.00 $1.00
President’s Choice Financial Find Location FreeNo Fee Bank Account Unlimited online & ATM Free (Pavilion) $1.50
RBC Find Location $4.00Day-to-Day Banking Account 10 $1.00 $1.50
Scotiabank Find Location $3.95Basic Banking Account 12
(including up to 4 in-branch)
$1.00 $1.50
Servus Find Location $6.95ePower Account 75 $1.50 $1.50
Tangerine Find Location FreeThrive Chequing Account Unlimited online & ATM Free $1.00
TD Canada Trust Find Location $3.95Minimum Chequing Account 8
(with up to 2 "full service")
$1.00 $1.50

Step2

Get Ready to Open your Calgary Bank Account

What You'll Need

You can open a Bank account with:
OR
  • Valid driver's license issued in Canada ?
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) card ?
  • A provincial or territorial health insurance card ?
  • Document or card with your photograph and signature issued by any of the following authorities: ?
    • Alberta Registries
    • Department of Community Government and Transportation of the Territory of Nunavut
    • Department of Government Services and Lands of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
    • Department of Transportation and Public Works of the Province of Prince Edward Island
    • Department of Transportation of the Northwest Territories
    • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
    • Saskatchewan Government Insurance
    • Service New Brunswick
  • Valid Canadian passport
  • Old Age Security card issued by the Government of Canada
  • Birth certificate issued in Canada
  • Certificate of Indian Status issued by the Government of Canada
  • A Permanent Resident card or Citizenship and Immigration Canada Form IMM 1000 or IMM 1442
  • Employee identity card, issued by an employer that is well known in the community, with your photograph
  • Bank or automated banking machine or client card, issued by a Canadian bank or credit union, with your name and signature
  • Credit card, issued by a recognized banking institution, with your name and signature
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) client card
  • Foreign passport

Step3

Made up Your Mind?

OPEN ACCOUNT

When you've weighed your options and decided on a bank and bank account type, you need to go to a branch in person to open your account.

Find a Calgary Branch

Still Need Help?

For additional assistance with completing forms or paying a fee, please contact one of the following Calgary agencies:

Calgary Legal Guidance

Calgary Legal Guidance

403-716-6498

CUPS

CUPS

403-221-8781

The Drop-In Centre

The Drop-In Centre

403-266-3600

the Alex

The Alex Youth Health Centre

(if you’re under the age of 24)

403-520-6270

Children’s Legal Education and Resource Centre

Children’s Legal Education and Resource Centre

(if you’re under the age of 24)

403-207-9029

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