Newcomers to Canada

Welcome to Canada and welcome to Servus!

Moving to a new country can be difficult and stressful—we are here for you.

We know some of your big concerns are setting up a bank account, getting a Canadian credit card and building a good credit history: all  things we can help you with.

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We can help finance your qualification recognition in Alberta

Many qualified professionals who immigrate to Alberta face significant barriers that prevent them from working in their field even if they have been practicing for years outside of Alberta. Associated costs include licensing and certification, exam fees and education upgrading.

Servus Credit Union, in partnership with The Government of Alberta and the Bredin Centre for Career Advancement, is committed to help you break down these barriers. Through our Servus-Bredin Microloan for Newcomer Professionals we can help put your skills and training to work in Alberta.

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At Servus Credit Union we would like to give you:*

Servus chequing account

FREE with no fees for the first 12 months.

Servus Mastercard®

Plus all the advice you need on how to use it to build a good Canadian credit score.

3 FREE wire transfers

3 Domestic or international wire transfers per year for the first 2 years of membership.

Secure storage

A safety deposit box for your important documents and valuables. FREE for the first year

Overdraft protection

Flexibility and peace of mind to help you manage your budget.

Tailored money management advice

All the help and guidance you need with your first home purchase, loans, savings etc.

* Terms and conditions apply. Please contact your nearest branch for full details.


Feel secure about your money and get cash back for your loyalty

Profit Share® Rewards

As a member owner of Servus, when we make a profit, you get cash back. Believe it! What is Profit Share? ›

100% deposit guarantee

With Servus you get a 100% deposit guarantee on any money you have with us. See how ›

Am I eligible?

To qualify for this chequing account offer you must be living and working in Alberta.

Permanent Resident/Recent Immigrant:

  • Applicants who immigrated to Canada within the last 5 years;
  • Must provide Permanent Resident Card (IMM 5444)

Temporary Foreign Worker:

  • Applicants who have a valid Canadian work permit and have immigrated to Canada within the last 5 years.
  • SIN starting with '9‘.
  • Must provide a valid CDN Work Permit (IMM 1102)
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... more languages to be added soon!

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