Island Savings

Open an Account

It's quick and simple to open a new membership account at First West Credit Union!

  • First you'll complete an application for membership – it'll take about 15-20 minutes. To apply for membership, you'll need to be 19 or older, and a resident of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Then, you'll need to provide us a cheque for $5 drawn on a Canadian financial institution — this money will be put into your membership shares account. If you'd like another person to have joint access to your new account, please visit your Island Savings division branch to have this person added to your account once it has been fully set up.
  • We'll contact you to confirm that your account is approved – it normally takes several days to have your new account fully activated.