Student credit cards

To qualify

  • You're currently a post-secondary student.
  • You're a Canadian resident and you've reached the age of majority in your province. (The age of majority is 18 in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. The age of majority is 19 in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.)
  • You haven't declared bankruptcy in the past 7 years.
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Apply online

Applying takes about 5 minutes, and you’ll get a response in as little as 60 seconds‡‡.

Check out the services you can personalize to better protect you and your credit.

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Set up alerts

Sticking to a budget? Set up Spend Alerts and we’ll notify you when you exceed your set budget or when you’re nearing your credit limit††.

Track your spending

Want to find out where your money goes? We’ll help you detect trends in your spending by category.

Visa's Zero Liability Policy

Should someone steal your card, your card number, or other card details, you will not be held responsible for fraudulent purchases processed through the Visa network as long as you meet your obligations.

We're the first Canadian financial institution to offer all 3 leading mobile wallets.


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We received the highest overall score in mobile and online banking functionality and usability among Canada's 5 largest retail banks.

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Student Life Network Full Ride Contest

How to enter:

Step 1

Get a new CIBC student bank account, credit card, or line of credit

You have until December 31, 2018.

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Step 2

Join Student Life NetworkOpens a new window in your browser

Already a member? Just remember to open your new CIBC bank account, credit card, or line of credit before December 31, 2018 to enter the contest.

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You’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win $35,000. On January 10, 2019, a winner will be picked from active SLN membersOpens a new window in your browser.

No purchase necessary. Review the full Contest Rules (PDF, 340 KB)