Open an Account

It’s Fast, Easy and Convenient.

We're excited to help you open the door to your financial future. It takes as little as 5-10 minutes to open an account or a GIC online. Plus, you can complete the entire process anywhere, anytime using a computer, tablet, or your mobile phone. To open your account, click on "continue" below.

Want to open an account for your business? Complete the business application »

What You'll Need

Personal information and ID

To open your account, you will be required to provide personal information like your address and will need one piece of Government issued ID. CUA is a provincially regulated credit unionto be eligible to become a member of CUA you must be a resident of Nova Scotia.

Banking Information

If you’re already a CUA member and are applying for another product, you’ll need to have your existing bank account information so we can link your accounts.

$5 Deposit

To activate your account, you’ll need to deposit $5.00. It will be held in a separate account and, if ever you choose to close your account, it will be refunded.

Joint Applicant Information

If you are applying for an account with a joint applicant, they must also provide their personal information.

Compare and Choose

We know one size does not fit all. Take a few moments to explore which account or investment is best for you:


Contact our team at 902.492.6500 or We're here to help.

How long will It take to process my application? Expand/Collapse

CUA will review your application once it is received and will contact you for any remaining details or to confirm your account within two business days.

What products can I apply for online? What can’t I apply for? Expand/Collapse

You can open a variety of chequing and savings accounts or a guaranteed investment certificate in minutes online.

Do I Have to Finish my Application at One Time? Expand/Collapse

You can take as much or as little time as you like. You’re can complete your application at one time or save your progress and return to it when convenient