Speak with your bank before your leave your home country. If you make arrangements, you may be able to use your bank card in Canada at certain banks. If your family plans to send you money, you might be able to arrange for them to put money into your account at home, which you can then access in Canada. If you don't make these arrangements, your family will have to send money by wire transfer to your Canadian bank account. You must pay fees to make wire transfers.