Once you're in Montréal, make an appointment with a financial advisor to finalize the opening of your bank account. You'll need to provide the Canadian documents you received when you landed. Desjardins has a team dedicated to newcomers, who will explain to you how the banking system works, and the importance of building credit without having to wait. Make sure you bring along your ID (passport, driver's license, Canadian social insurance number, etc.) and the documents proving your status in Canada (visa, work permit, etc.).