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Become a member

Become a member of SCU and instantly gain an entire network of financial specialists ready to offer help anytime you need it.

For nearly 85 years, we have been proudly helping our personal, business, and agricultural members reach their financial goals at all stages of life.

Simply ask any of our 110,000+ members who choose to bank with us every day. Switching to SCU has never been easier. Become a member online right now or drop into a branch to meet us in person.

Joining SCU online? 

Here’s what you need to know

Product details

Your first step will be to choose the products that best meet your goals. And, if you’re not yet a member of SCU, you’ll be able to open your membership. The following are the products you can choose to open online:

  • Personal Chequing (Standard Pack, E-Pack, Value Pack, or Classic Pack)
  • High Interest Savings Account (HISA)
  • GIC
  • RRSP (variable or GIC)
  • TFSA (variable or GIC)
  • e-Loan

Eligibility requirements:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. A Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident*
  3. A valid email address

How the online application works

Simply select the product or products that you’re interested in, then follow the guided process to complete an application. We’ll take care of the rest. Throughout, you can contact us at any time for support or with questions. 

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A few things to keep in mind: 

1. You will be required to provide some personal and financial information, so be sure to have your documents handy. These include your:

a. Social Insurance Number (must start with a number other than 9, which indicates temporary status)*

b. A utility bill, credit card or bank statement from a Canadian financial institution; or government issued photo identification (drivers’ license or passport)

c. An image of a void cheque may be required for some product types

2. It usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes to submit your application and can be completed in one or more sessions (just be sure to take note of your application ID so you can refer back anytime).

*Note: If you hold a temporary Social Insurance Number, such as one that is used for a work permit, please visit us in-branch to become an SCU member

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