Build your savings faster, with flexibility in our TFSA

Most of us have lots of financial goals – some this year, some next year and some way down the road. Whether you’re saving for a large purchase like a home or a smaller purchase like a car or vacation, you can accumulate money more quickly in an account that doesn’t tax the growth on your investments.

Our TFSA lets you:

  • Earn interest tax-free
  • Access your money at any time without paying taxes
  • Build your savings in secure, protected investments

 

Is our tax-free savings account right for you?

Yes, if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Want to earn a high rate of interest tax-free
  • Want flexibility to withdraw your money whenever you want, tax-free
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Benefits of a TFSA

TFSA investment options

Tax-Free Advantage Account
3.00%*1


• No minimum investment

• All deposits earn the same high interest rate

• No set-up or maintenance fees

Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC):
1-year to 5-year term


• $2,500 minimum investment

• Can withdraw cash before maturity (subject to fees)

• No set-up or maintenance fees

Rates and fees

Rates

Our TFSA offers a competitive interest rate on all your money.

Tax-free savings account (TFSA)

3.00%
interest rate*1

Tax-Free Guaranteed Investment Certificates

 

1-5 year locked-in terms, interest compounded annually to maturity. Minimum $2,500 investment. Redemption prior to maturity is subject to market value adjustment and expense recovery fees.

Resources

Tax-free savings calculator

Figure out how much your money grow can grow with a TFSA, compared to taxable accounts.

FAQ

Every Canadian over age 18 accumulates TFSA contribution room. Yours is the sum of this year’s limit, unused room from previous years, and any withdrawals made in 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.

No, unlike registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) contributions, the contributions you make to a TFSA are not tax-deductible. However, your money grows tax-free and, unlike RRSPs, you can take out your money tax-free at any time.

You can’t deposit money directly into your spouse’s TFSA, but you can give your spouse money that he or she contributes. That contribution will reduce your spouse’s TFSA room, not your own. This makes TFSAs an effective way to split income within a family. Your advisor can help you decide what works best for your situation.

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Build a secure future with a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Get a tax-deduction for your eligible contribution and enjoy tax-deferred investment growth as long as your money remains inside your RRSP. When you’re ready to retire, you can withdraw your money – taxed at what will likely be a lower rate – to help support your retirement lifestyle.

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Finance your retirement lifestyle with a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)

Your money keeps growing tax-deferred as long as it stays within your RRIF. Every year, you must withdraw a minimum, taxable amount, which you can use to help pay living expenses in retirement.

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Get flexibility with a high-interest savings and chequing account

Choose a combined savings and chequing account with a high interest rate and free unlimited everyday banking transactions as long as you keep a minimum $1,000 balance. Bank anytime, anywhere through online and mobile banking and access your money at more than 3,700 ABMs across Canada.