Hello Canada Account for Newcomers

ICICI Bank Canada’s Hello Canada Account is designed specifically for customers moving to Canada with permanent residency, work or study permits.

You can open the account while you are in your home country in three simple steps.


Who is eligible to open a Hello Canada Account?

Residents from the following countries may apply for Hello Canada Account:

India, Bahrain, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

Applicant must hold a valid Canadian passport or Canadian Visa in any of the following categories:

  1. Immigrant ( for permanent residency)
  2. Work Permit (valid for more than 6 months)
  3. Student

Why opening a Hello Canada Account?

✔ User-friendly online platform and mobile app to facilitate a seamless transition.
✔ Open a Canadian dollar chequing account before arriving Canada.
✔ Transfer funds online so you don’t have to worry about carrying a large quantity of cash.
✔ Faster access to your funds when you arrive in Canada.
✔ Build your credit history as a key starting point for your borrowing needs today and in the future.


Features of our Canadian Dollar Chequing Accounts

  • Easy access - Convenient online, mobile, phone, automated banking machine (ABM) and in-branch banking.
  • Money transfer services - Convenient money transfers within Canada and worldwide.
  • Access to over 3,600 ABMs - Free and unlimited deposits, withdrawals and balance inquiries at ABMs at ICICI Bank branches or on THE EXCHANGE® Network.
  • Online bill payments - Free and unlimited.
  • Cheque books - Free cheque books for certain chequing accounts
  • Interac debit card - Contactless debit card for your in-store purchases and ABM cash withdrawals.

For detailed information on the Application, Activation and/or Refund Process, please click on the respective options below:



If you have any questions, contact us:

  • Email customercare.ca@icicibank.com
  • Call toll-free from Canada at 1-888-424-2422
  • Call toll-free from India at 1-800-200-3340
  • Elsewhere, call collect at 1-416-847-7979