Education: resources and advice

Planning for yourself or your children's education? We’re here to help you navigate this exciting next step in your educational journey.

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How to finance your education

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Our financial advice for your education

No matter what your educational goals are, it's always easier to see them through with clear and simple financial information.

That's why we've put together a range of advice articles to help guide you:

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Advice and information to help you pursue your educational journey, no matter the field.

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Financial advice to help prepare your children and in-depth support available throughout their studies.

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Tools to help you finance your education, whether you’re looking to change career paths, continue your professional development, or pursue a new passion.

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Grow your savings while paying off your debts with advice tailored to your situation.

Financial tools to plan your educational journey

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Saving has never been easier! Set up your systematic savings plan and stay focused on your education.

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Want to get a better idea of your income and expenses? Try our free tool today!

We’re by your side throughout every stage of your life

Life changes, and so do your financial needs. That’s why we offer tailored products, services, and advice that fit your lifestyle throughout every stage of your life.

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Advice to help you establish yourself in your field.

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Information you need to start your own business.

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Solutions and tools to help you secure your family’s financial future.

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A chequing account, a Mastercard® credit card and line of credit

With our offer for students, enjoy a bank account with no fixed monthly fees 1, pay no annual fee for a Mastercard 2 credit card and a line of credit tailored to your needs. 3

Our offers tailored to your field of study

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What are you studying?

Are you in university, cégep or trade school? Take a look if one of our offers matches your field of study and enjoy a wide range of benefits.

Our offers for professionals

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Do you already have your diploma, or will be graduating soon?

Take a look at our offers for professionals to see if one matches your field of employment. We’re by your side whether you’re just starting your career, or are already established.

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- You asked: “How do I save for my studies?” 




I’ll explain faster than I can make a 3-cheese pizza. 


- Oh... we only have one. 


- Fine, a 1-cheese pizza. 


Getting a good education is a big deal, but it also comes with big expenses. 


Tuition fees 




Cellphone and laptop 




Are you going to live at home or on campus? 


And what are you going to eat? 


Because I don’t suggest an all-ramen diet. 


- Hey! I’m making a pizza over here. 


- Right. 


A lot of people ask themselves how they’re going to pay for all that. 


Ask your parents if they’ve put any money aside in a college fund. 


If not, they might lend you a hand anyway. 


Cause you’re a good kid! 


Another option: 


The government offers financial aid to students. 


Also known as loans and bursaries. 


The loans come at a very low-interest rate, that you repay after your studies. 


Bursaries don’t need to be repaid at all. 


A student line of credit can be flexible. 


- Like mozzarella! 


- Right. You start with a pre-determined line of credit, at a rate substantially lower than a credit card, that’s recalculated every year. 


You determine how much you borrow and the rate at which you’ll pay it back. 


But remember, you’re responsible for your monthly interest payments and you’ll have to start repaying the credit line 12 months after you graduate. 




Finally, my 3-cheese pizza. 


- You got delivery? 


- You don’t have an oven. 


- Oh, yeah.