Banking, foreign currency

What do I need to open a bank account in Canada?
What is the bank closest to the College?
Where can I exchange foreign currency?
 


What do I need to open a bank account in Canada?

  • One identification document such as a passport
  • One other piece of identification such as a student card
  • Something that has your local address on it, such as a letter from the college or a letter from your homestay host

For more information on dealing with Canadian financial institutions go to www.fcac.gc.ca
 

What is the bank closest to the College?

  • Bank of Montreal
    Located in the Northland Mall at the corner of Huron Street & Highbury Ave.
    1255 Highbury Ave., London
    519-667-6171
     
  • CIBC
    Located in the Oxbury Mall at the corner of Oxford Street & Highbury Ave.
    1299 Oxford Street East, London
    519-452-7400
     
  • RBC Royal Bank
    Located at the corner of Dundas and Saul Streets.
    1670 Dundas Street, London
    519-457-5700
     
  • Scotiabank
    Located just north of Huron Street
    1250 Highbury Ave., London
    519-451-4930
     
  • TD Bank Financial Group
    Located at the corner of Huron Street & Highbury Ave.
    1314 Huron Street, London
    519-451-0453

To locate banks, restaurants etc. in the London area, go to the Canada 411 website, choose "Find a Business" and use the "Proximity" search option. You can search by local address or postal code to locate businesses within the area you are interested in.
 

Where can I exchange foreign currency?

  • Continental Currency Exchange
    Located in Masonville Mall at the corner of Fanshawe Park Road & Richmond Street
    1680 Richmond Street, London
    519-850-0111
     
  • London Currency Exchange Inc.
    Inside the Robert Q Travel Centre
    105 Wharncliffe Road South, London
    519-434-5080
    For more information visit http://londoncurrencyexchange.ca/.
     
  • Your own bank.
    Most banks will exchange foreign currency if you have an account with them.