† Cash reward offer begins on April 30, 2022, at 12:01 am ET and ends on January 31, 2023, at 9:00 pm ET. Offer available to Canadian residents and international students enrolled in CIBC’s ISBO Deposit Program, who meet the eligibility requirements for the CIBC Smart™ Start or CIBC Smart™ for Students benefit, and from 2019 to the time of opening the account are not holders or joint holders of a CIBC chequing account, all as determined by CIBC in its sole discretion. To qualify, open a CIBC Smart™ Account with a CIBC Smart Start or CIBC Smart for Students benefit. Within 2 months of opening the account, complete up to 3 of the following, each for a $50 reward: (i) provide your email address (ii) 1 recurring direct deposit; (iii) a choice of: (a) at least 2 different recurring pre-authorized debits; (b) at least 2 Visa Debit purchases; or (c) at least 2 online bill payments of at least $50 each. The direct deposit and the pre-authorized debit must remain in effect for at least 1 year from after the month of opening the account. Eligibility of transactions will be determined by CIBC in its sole discretion. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, reward or rebate unless otherwise indicated by CIBC. The cash reward will be deposited into your account within 7 months (or 10 months for ISBO) after you have opened the account. Other conditions apply; review the terms and conditions (PDF, 40 KB) Opens in a new window..
‡ To be eligible for a free SPC membership, you must hold an eligible CIBC product at the time you register for the membership, which you must do through CIBC online or mobile banking. Eligible CIBC products include a CIBC Youth or Student bank account, Student credit card or Student line of credit. A complete list of eligible CIBC products can be found at SPC and CIBC. Joint account holders of eligible CIBC products are not eligible for membership. You must also be a legal resident of Canada who is fourteen (14) years of age or over, but under the age of thirty (30) years if the eligible CIBC product you use to qualify for the membership is a student line of credit. The membership will automatically renew and remain in effect for as long as you hold an eligible CIBC product.
◇ You can qualify for this offer if you apply and are approved for a new CIBC Dividend® Visa* Card for Students beginning November 1, 2022.
This is a digital-exclusive offer. To be eligible for this offer, you must apply for a new eligible card using the “Apply Now” link available on this webpage.
If you apply and are approved for a new CIBC Dividend® Visa* Card for Students, you will receive a one-time $30 cash back on your first purchase made within the first 4 monthly statement periods.
Offer applies to newly approved card accounts only; transfers from an existing CIBC credit card to a CIBC Dividend® Visa* Card for Students are excluded. This offer is not transferable. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. This offer may be revoked if you appear to be manipulating or abusing it, or are engaged in any suspicious or fraudulent activity, as determined by CIBC in its sole discretion.
†† Referral offer may change or end at any time without notice. Must be a Canadian entity/resident with a Canadian bank account in order to be eligible. Referral fee will be deposited into your Canadian bank account within 14 business days once the student’s account is activated. Other conditions apply. Learn more at CIBC ISBO Referral Program Terms and Conditions (PDF, 595 KB) Opens in a new window..
1 Until graduation date plus an additional 6 months, up to a maximum of 4½ years in total. Regular Smart Account fees will apply thereafter.
2 A transaction includes cheques, withdrawals, transfers, pre-authorized payments, bill payments (including CIBC Credit Cards and CIBC Personal Lines of Credit) and debit purchases. For CIBC eAdvantage Savings Accounts, a transaction does not include transfers to your other CIBC personal bank account(s) and to your CIBC Personal Line(s) of Credit (except Interac e-Transfer service which will be treated as a transaction) and transfers to your CIBC Credit Card account(s). For all accounts, transfers to CIBC-branded loans (excluding CIBC Personal Lines of Credit), mortgages and investments (registered and non-registered) are free. “CIBC-branded” means any brand that has CIBC in its name. Other fees (in addition to any transaction fee) include: withdrawals from non-CIBC bank machines (for CIBC Smart Plus Accounts, the fee for all non-CIBC ATM withdrawals in Canada, the U.S. and internationally is rebated each month; for CIBC Smart Accounts and for clients enrolled in CIBC Smart Start or CIBC Smart for Students, the fee for 1 non-CIBC ATM withdrawal made in Canada is rebated each month), Interac e-Transfer® transactions (the Interac e-Transfer fee is waived for CIBC Smart Accounts, CIBC Smart Plus Accounts and for clients who are enrolled in CIBC Smart Start, CIBC Premium Growth Account with CIBC Advantage for Youth, CIBC Smart for Students, and CIBC Advantage for Students on the CIBC Everyday Chequing Account; clients 65 years of age and older do not pay the Interac e-Transfer fee on any CIBC chequing account) and foreign currency transactions (including cheques written in currencies other than the account currency).
3 Foreign exchange rates apply. If you are transferring funds in your selected currency, once you have entered an amount to be transferred, the Online Platform will display a quote in your selected currency and the proposed foreign exchange rate for the relevant currency pair. The quote will remain valid until the expiry date and time displayed on the Online Platform (the “Quote Period”). During the Quote Period, you will not be able to initiate another transfer or obtain another quote.
The foreign exchange rate is provided by CIBC. CIBC earns income from the difference (the spread) between the prices at which we buy and sell foreign currency. Our spreads may differ from time to time and can change (without prior notice). This spread is reflected in the quote provided to you on the Online Platform and may be considered to be an indirect cost to you.
If you are transferring funds in Canadian currency, you may be charged additional fees. These fees will be clearly displayed to you before you finalize your funds transfer on the Online Platform.
4 The additional $1.50 service fee is waived for sending Interac e-Transfer transactions. Each Interac e-Transfer transaction you send counts as a transaction for calculating your monthly fee. Maximum dollar amount applies for Interac e-Transfer transactions. For details, review the CIBC Interac e-Transfer Terms and Conditions (PDF, 300 KB) Opens in a new window..
5 Until age 25 and then regular Smart Account fees will apply.
6 CIBC will rebate one non-CIBC ATM withdrawal fee charge; charges from the other financial institution may apply.
7 Earn 2% cash back on purchases, less returns, at merchants classified by the credit card network as grocery stores and supermarkets. Earn 1% cash back on purchases, less returns, at merchants classified by the credit card network as (i) gas service stations and automated fuel-dispensers, (ii) local and suburban commuter transportation in Canada, including subway, streetcar, taxi, limousine and ride-sharing services (excludes merchants that may be classified as travel services or travel bookings such as air transport, car rentals and cruises), (iii) eating places and restaurants, drinking places and fast food restaurants, or (iv) recurring payments that are pre-authorized with a merchant to occur on a regular daily, monthly or annual schedule and classified by the merchants as recurring. All other purchases earn 0.5% cash back. The 2% and 1% cash offers are only available on the first $80,000 in net annual card purchases, meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant, or $20,000 on grocery stores, supermarkets, gas, service stations and automated fuel-dispensers, commuter transportation, eating and drinking places and restaurants, or on recurring payments; after that, net card purchases at all merchants, including grocery stores, supermarkets, gas, service stations and automated fuel-dispensers, commuter transportation, eating and drinking places and restaurants or on recurring payments will earn cash back at the regular rate of 0.5%. The $80,000 limit and the $20,000 limit will reset to zero after the day your December statement is printed. Terms, conditions and eligible merchant categories may change without notice. Cash back is earned on card purchases less returns and not on cash advances, CIBC Global Money Transfers™, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments and regular CIBC Convenience Cheques. Credits for returns made on your account may result in a deduction of cash back at a higher earn rate, even though the return may relate to a purchase that earned cash back at a lower rate. We may make special offers, including offers to earn cash back on CIBC Global Money Transfers, which may be for a limited period and contain additional terms and conditions.
8 The cash back is accumulated each month, beginning with the January statement and ending with the December statement. Only primary cardholders are permitted to make a cash-back redemption. Authorized users are not eligible to redeem cash-back dollars. The primary cardholder may redeem cash back at any time during the year, provided they have a minimum cash-back balance of $25 at the time the redemption request is made. The minimum cash-back redemption amount is $25. Cash back will be credited to the primary cardholder’s account within 5 days of the date the redemption request is made. Any cash-back amount that is not redeemed by the primary cardholder by the last day of the period covered by your December statement will be automatically redeemed, resulting in your cash-back balance being reset to zero, and applied as a credit on your next statement, or, in limited circumstances, at such other time as may be permitted by CIBC. CIBC is not required to credit your account with cash back earned during a monthly statement period if your credit card account is not open and in good standing at any time during a monthly statement period. Credit card account must also be open and in good standing at the time the cash back is redeemed.
9 Interest rates will change from time to time on at least 30 days prior notice to the primary cardholder. "Purchase" means card purchases less returns and does not include: cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments and CIBC Convenience Cheques. "Cash" means cash advances, balance transfers and CIBC Convenience Cheques.
10 Cash advances do not earn cash back. Cash advances bear interest from the date they are taken from your credit card account and are subject to available credit and available cash.