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Investing


Understanding your investing options will help you to meet your goals. Use our Investing section to learn about GICs, mutual funds, and Tax-Free Savings Accounts as well as more complex investments.

Bank accounts
Learn where to keep your money in the short term, and how it is protected.
Bonds
Understand how bonds work and how they fit into your investment plan.
Complex investments
These investments have the potential for higher gains, but carry greater risks. Find out if they're right for you.
ETFs
ETFs can be a good way to reduce your investment costs, but some types can be riskier than others.
GICs
A GIC is one of the safest ways to invest. Find out which type is right for you.
Investor protection
Learn how investor protection in Canada works, what your rights are, and how to take action and protect yourself.
Mutual funds & segregated funds
Mutual funds can be a good way to have a range of investments without managing them on your own.
Personal insurance
Learn the types of coverage and the protection they offer.
RDSPs (for disabilities)
A plan that helps people with disabilities and their families save for the future.
Real estate
Make sure you understand the costs – and how to protect your investment.
RESPs (for education)
An RESP can be a great way to save for your child’s education.
RRSPs (for retirement)
How to save for retirement while you shelter your income from tax.
RRIFs and annuities
Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) and annuities.
Savings bonds
A savings bond is one of the lowest-risk ways to save your money.
Stocks
Understand how stocks work and how they fit into your investment plan.
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Learn how to save tax-free for any goal you want with these registered accounts.
Workplace pension & savings plans
If your employer offers contributions to your retirement or other savings plan, take advantage.