How to open a Scotia iTRADE® account?

Opening an account is easy and takes about 15 minutes. Our helpful tips below could help make the process easier for you.

To open a personal account, each account applicant will need:

  1. To be a Canadian resident and above the age of majority based on province of residence
  2. A Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  3. A legible copy of a valid Canadian Government issued photo identification that is not expired
    • Important: Name & address on the identification document needs to match the application to prevent account opening delays.
Please note:

To open a legal entity account, applicants can call 1-888-769-3723 or visit a Scotiabank branch for assistance.

Helpful tips:

Each account applicant must:

  • Upload a valid copy of a Canadian Government photo identification
  • Upload a void cheque if they would like to request a non-Scotiabank account to be linked with a new Scotia iTRADE account
  • Remember to print and sign their application if documents are being mailed to Scotia iTRADE
  • Mail a void cheque or a valid photo ID if it was not uploaded during the online account application

Learn more at or call 1-888-769-3723.