After you arrive in Nova Scotia, you should open a bank account. Debit and credit cards are common methods of payment in Canada.
To open an account, please bring:
study permit and
your NSCC acceptance letter
It is best to call the bank ahead of time to make an appointment.
You can find banks near you by going to their individual websites. Here is a list of the major banks in Canada:
Bank of Montreal (BMO): www.bmo.com
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC): www.cibc.com
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC): www.royalbank.com
Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia): www.scotiabank.com
Toronto Dominion Canada Trust (TD): www.tdcanadatrust.com