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Partners & Benefits - Financial & Insurance Products

Our partnerships provide high quality financial products and services to international students giving them and their family a peace of mind before and after they come to Canada.

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Open an international student bank account and apply for the International Student GIC program with a Canadian digital bank prior to arrival to easily manage your finance.

  • One of the most awarded digital banks in Canada

  • Transfer funds to your Canadian bank account electronically without the burden of travelling with large sums of money

  • Physical debit card will be mailed to your Canadian address on your tentative arrival date

  • Speed up the study visa application process with a GIC in place with a Canadian bank

 

Receive a CAD$50 bonus!

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While planning to move to Canada, wouldn’t it be great if you could:

  • Open an account before you arrive in Canada,

  • Move the funds digitally in advance, which reduces the risk of carrying and losing cash or draft, and

  • Collect the Deposit Confirmation, which serves as documentation for your “Proof of financial support” required by Canadian Border Services Agency at the port of entry.

  • Speed up the study permit application process by setting up a GIC in a Canadian bank to satisfy the application requirements for the Canadian government's Student Direct Stream (SDS) program.

CUAC has partnered with HSBC Bank Canada to help make it as easy as possible for you to open your Canadian bank account and setup your GIC digitally before you arrive, and to take advantage of HSBC’s latest promotional offers.

Before you start, make sure you have:​

1. Soft copies of:

  • your Passport,

  • visa to travel to Canada, and

  • documentation with your current address, such as a letter from your university/college, bank statement, or utility bill.

​2. Your ORIGINAL PASSPORT ready for digital ID verification.

3. You must open a Canadian bank account before applying for a GIC.

Apply for your bank account and GIC today.

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CUAC has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. Easily and securely make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home. With real-time tracking and Around-the-clock multilingual support, millions of students and families around the world trust Flywire for payment processing.

Watch this video to see how it works

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MPOWER Financing is the leading provider of no-cosigner loans to students from around the world. MPOWER loans are based on your career potential and can cover tuition and other education-related expenses.

 

Key features:

  • No cosigner or collateral needed

  • Fixed-rate loans of up to $100,000 USD (about CAD $125,000)

  • Interest rates from 6.49% with no prepayment penalty

  • Career support through MPOWER's Path2Success program

  • Applying is fast, free, and has no commitment. Apply here today!

  • Also check out their Scholarships!

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SideKick: the award-winning financial solution for international students in Canada.

SideKick is the perfect financial solution for your study abroad adventure in Canada.

Through a network of partners, we make it easy and safe for international students and their parents to send, budget, and spend their funds. Forget about high fees, lost credit cards, or carrying cash.

Use promo code "cuac20" at registration to receive CAD$20 off the activation fee.

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Do you want to make better use of your merchandise or flights loyalty points?  How about converting them to funds for yours or your children's education, or to repay government student loans?

HigherEdPoints can be used at over 100 Canadian institution.

Visit HigherEdPoints.com for more information.

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Health care in Canada can be shockingly expensive.  Make sure you are covered before travelling to Canada.

Whether you are an international student planning or already in Canada, or have family or friends coming to visit you, we have the right medical insurance for you and your loved ones.