In Quebec, there are two types of financial institutions: banks and “caisses populaires” (credit unions). There are various different banking companies, while the caisses populaires are part of the Desjardins network. The main difference between them lies in the fact that the caisses populaires are structured as cooperatives, while banks are private institutions. The Caisse Desjardins de Québec offers a range of services geared towards immigrants:
- You can open an account prior to arriving in Quebec City.
- Credit conditions are adapted to your personal situation.
- Seminars geared towards new immigrants are offered on various important topics concerning Canada’s financial system.