Our representative office can help you with planning and preparation before you leave. You'll gain access to our business network, which includes both institutional and private partners.
We can provide you with information on Canadian business culture, its banking system and a range of related topics, including legal, social, fiscal and accounting considerations.
We'll direct you to the right resources once you arrive in Canada and offer you banking services tailored to your needs.
Tapping into our international network can open many doors for you, whether you have an export business or another type of project. Take advantage of our local network, banking expertise and strategic partnerships.
Our experts are here to help with all your administrative and banking needs.
In France, our partner Crédit Agricole can assist you with your personal and business banking.
We’re here to help you navigate your new business environment and understand the local markets, the banking system and cultural norms. You can count on us for support from the planning stage through to the successful completion of your project.
These services are available to you in Canada and at our offices abroad to make sure you hit the ground running.
Once your business is established, we can still help. You can continue to count on our support with administrative follow-up, networking and anything else you might need.
"National Bank of Canada worked with our French bank to help us buy a ranch in British Columbia. Throughout the lengthy immigration process, we were impressed with the convenient, friendly and helpful service we received from the people we dealt with."
As Associate Vice-President – Representative Offices, Caroline Brault (CPA) oversees our offices abroad, working to raise the Bank's profile outside Canada and recruit business clients looking to enter the Canadian market. With over 15 years' experience at National Bank of Canada, Caroline has an in-depth understanding of business financing from the perspective of both borrowers and funding partners.
Mélanie Da Ponte
Mélanie Da Ponte is the Director of our International Office in Montreal. She provides guidance and support to entrepreneurs looking to launch their business in Canada. She is passionate about business development and customer service and has extensive experience welcoming clients and businesses. She has been with National Bank of Canada since 2005 and has worked as a Treasury Manager and an International Trade Manager in both our Personal Banking and Commercial Banking sectors.
Rachelle Sorin has over 20 years' experience in France-Canada exchanges. She worked for Investissement Québec in Paris and Montreal before joining National Bank of Canada in Paris in 2003. As General Director of the representation office, her main mission is to assist European businesses in Canada and Canadian businesses in Europe. Relying on a wide network of partners and her knowledge of different banking systems, she provides personalized advice that is tailored to the needs of the businesses she serves.
Vanessa Rodriguez has been working at National Bank's representative office in Paris for over 10 years. She provides personalized support and assistance to European personal banking clients and Canadian clients dealing with European banks. She works closely with the General Director to support professional clients. Since 2018, she has been treasurer of the Association des Canadiennes à Paris, an organization that helps newcomers adapt to life in France.
Véronique Gong, a seasoned banker with over 20 years' experience, is our chief representative in Asia. She sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. She has extensive knowledge of local markets and a network of public and private organizations at her fingertips. Véronique and her team provide a range of support services for clients of National Bank of Canada and assist new clients and investors looking to break into the Canadian market.