A RRSP can help you create a retirement nest egg, with tax advantages
What are your plans after you stop working? Will you travel? Take classes? Spend time on favourite hobbies? Save towards the retirement lifestyle you want in an account that defers taxes until you withdraw your money.
Our registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) lets you:
- Get a tax deduction for your eligible contributions
- Accelerate investment growth with no taxes on interest earned inside the account
- Build your savings in secure, protected investments
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Is our RRSP right for you?
Yes, if you:
- Want to save for your retirement, first home or education
- Want to reduce taxes
- Are under 71 years old
RRSP investment options
Registered Advantage Account
- No minimum investment
- Your money is not locked in
- All deposits earn the same high interest rate
- No set-up fees
RRSP GICs: 1-year to 5-year term
- $2,500 minimum investment
- No set-up or maintenance fees
RRSP short-term deposits: 30-day to 364-day term
- $25,000 minimum investment
- Can withdraw cash before maturity (fees apply)
- Guaranteed growth
- No set-up or maintenance fees
Our RRSP offers a competitive interest rate on all your money:
Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC):
Long-term GIC is not redeemable before maturity except upon death. Minimum $2,500 investment. For compound interest certificates, use annual rates.
These rates apply to deposits up to $2 million. To find out the rates for deposits over $2 million, please call us at 1-877-765-2265.
30 - 59 days
60 - 89 days
90 - 179 days
180 - 269 days
270 - 364 days
Short-term GICs may be redeemed prior to maturity but interest is forfeited if redeemed within 29 days from issuance. If redeemed on or after 30 days but before maturity, a 1.25% reduction in interest rate will apply. Interest is prorated to the number of days. A $25.00 early redemption fee will also be charged. Refer to the GIC Confirmation for details.
1The variable annual interest rate is applied to all funds in the account. Interest is calculated daily on the total daily balance and paid monthly. Rate is subject to change without notice. Withholding taxes may apply if funds are moved to a non-registered account.
Manulife Bank is a member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), which means your deposits are eligible for CDIC deposit insurance protection. Visit cdic.ca for information on eligible deposits.
Your contribution limit is 18% of your earned income last year to a maximum dollar amount that changes every year. However, you may be able to contribute much more. You started accumulating RRSP contribution room as soon as you filed your first tax return reporting earned income. Each year after that you accumulated more contribution room. Your current contribution room is the sum of this year’s contribution limit and any unused contribution room from previous years. Find out how much contribution room you have through the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account website, MyCRA mobile app or Tax Information Phone Service at 1-800-267-6999.
When you retire, and no later than the end of the year you turn 71, you have three choices for your RRSP. You can convert it into a registered retirement income fund (RRIF), buy an annuity, or withdraw (and pay tax on) all your RRSP savings at once.
The Canada Revenue Agency generally doesn’t penalize over-contributions under $2,000. However, over that amount, you will be charged a tax of 1% every month on amounts that exceed your contribution room
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