Open a Canadian Bank Account from Outside Canada


Many people operate businesses in Canada as non-residents. If you are operating a business in Canada, you will likely need a business bank account.

But because of the very strict rules in Canada regarding anti money laundering, the Canadian banks will not permit someone who is not physically present to open a bank account. The only way to do this is to hire a lawyer in Canada to help open the bank account for you.

ATAC LAW provides this service to businesspersons and entrepreneurs living abroad.

In order to open a bank account in Canada without being present in Canada, you must have an incorporated company in Canada. ATAC LAW cannot provide bank account opening services to you if you do not have an incorporated Canadian company.  If you more information on incorporating your company, we can do that for you as well. See here for more information on incorporating.

If you have an incorporated company, or you are looking to incorporate, and wish to open a business bank account in Canada, please contact our offices.

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