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“I suggest the Scotiabank StartRight Program to international students.”

Name: Parth Tadhani

Country of origin: India

Year of arrival in Canada: 2010


Why I am a Scotiabank customer: For Parth Tadhani of Gurgaon, India, the dream of studying in Canada turned into a nightmare when a former classmate failed to meet him at the airport. Parth struggled to master English and keep up with his electromechanical engineering studies at Centennial College. Every detail of daily life was confusing, including managing his money. Fortunately Parth persisted and learned the Canadian ways. Parth then pledged to help other newcomers avoid stressful arrivals in Canada, like his. Today, he suggests the Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 for International Students, which includes special product offerings to provide worry-free financial solutions while studying in Canada.


“I’m happy there are people out there, including Scotiabankers, who can help remove the difficulties that newcomers often experience.” Parth now knows that international students can actually apply for a bank account in Canada through select Scotiabank branches in India, Mexico or partner banks Kotak Mahindra Bank in India, China Everbright Bank and Bank of Xi’an in China, before leaving their home country, to reduce their financial concerns.


• A welcome face on campus, Parth Tadhani helped newcomers at his Toronto college adapt to life in Canada.

Posted: Jun 5, 2013

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