Opening Bank and Merchant Account in Canada for Non-Residents
A & P Intertrust Corporation assists non-Canadian residents with opening personal and business bank accounts and merchant accounts in Canada.
Clients are required to visit our office and stay in Canada for 1 business days for opening bank accounts.
If a client needs a visitor visa, we issue and email him our Business Invitation Letter. We also email a copy of the letter to the Canadian Embassy located in the country of client's residency. The letter may facilitate client's visa application
When a client is not able to visit Canada, our company opens a restricted bank account for such client. The restricted account is able to accept all incoming payments. However, outgoing payments from the account will not be possible. When the client visits the bank in person, this restriction is removed and the account becomes fully operational.
To open a personal bank account in Canada please contact our office.
For opening a business bank account, please read information below.
Opening bank account in canada
We highly recommend to visit our office for opening a bank and merchant account as soon as your Canadian company is formed rather than open a restricted bank account, which does not allow fully operate your business.
When a company is registered in Canada, we invite the client to visit our office., arrange a meeting with a bank officer, attend the meeting together with the client and assist the client with the interview.
The interview with the bank officer usually takes one hour. By the end of the interview the client has his bank account opened. The client also gets a cheque book for his account and a debit card linked to the Canadian bank account.
The debit card has no name on it (no personal name and no corporate name). The card allows to withdraw cash from the Canadian bank account through ATMs in any country and log in to the bank account online.
The client is able to make cheque and wire transfer payments from his Canadian bank account to individuals and businesses located in any country and make payments by cheque, direct deposit and via email money transfer to parties located in Canada.
In addition the client is able to collect payments from his customers located in Canada vie email money transfer.
Opening merchant account in canada
Our company works with a well established Canadian merchant service provider, who has a dedicated merchant consultant serving our clients.
When a client needs merchant account in Canada, he visits our office. We arrange him an interview over the phone with the merchant consultant. The consultant assists the client with selection of a type of the merchant account suitable for client's needs, helps to complete and submit the Application Form and works on the client's application.
Most merchant accounts are opened within 7 to 10 days. The client does not need to stay in Canada until his merchant account is opened. When the account is opened, the merchant consultant sends all information to the client via email.
Our merchant service provider offers very reasonable fees.
A & P Intertrust Corporation is not a financial institution and does not offer or provide any financial services. Our company offers business consulting and incorporation services.
A & P Intertrust Corporation does not assist with opening personal (individual) bank accounts.
The Client must submit to the bank all required documents, completed and signed bank forms and information requested by the bank.
The bank could request any additional information and/or documents from the Client at its discretion and the Client must comply with the bank requirements.
The bank makes its own decision about each application based on client's personal documents and business activities. A & P Intertrust Corporation has no control over bank's decisions, and does not accept any responsibility for bank's decisions.
The introduction services are available to our clients, who registered their companies using our services. If you registered your company with somebody else, you should order a new company from us, or transfer your existing company from your current service provider to our company to become eligible for our bank introduction services..