When is a GIC account required for Canada ?
A GIC account is mandatory for international students from certain countries, such as India, going to Canada under the SDS (Student Direct Stream) program. A Student should apply for a GIC account after receiving the offer letter from the College/University and before applying for their student visa, as you have to upload a GIC Certificate while using. Of all banks authorized for GIC accounts, the RBC Bank is best because their interest rate (4.55%) is the highest in the market and has the lowest processing time of 2 days.
If you open your GIC account in RBC Bank through Abroad Cube you will get up to CA$457 extra as interest and get your GIC Certificate within 1 day.