Account Types

There are a variety of accounts you can set up to hold your assets, from government registered plans like RRSPs to a wide variety of private investment accounts. Knowing how to hold your investments is a critical decision to maximize your wealth and returns.

Non-Registered Accounts

In addition to tax advantaged registered options, there are a number of other accounts that might be relevant to your situation.

Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)

Grow your money tax free

Registered Retirement Savings Program (RRSP)

The best retirement savings vehicle for Canadians.

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

Tax deferred education savings plan.

Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)

At retirement all registered investment accounts become retirement income funds so that the investor can withdraw funds to fund retirement.

Other Registered Investment Accounts

If you need to transfer assets from a provincial or federal retirement plan, special registered investment accounts must be used.

Special Accounts

In addition to individual accounts, other entities can make investments. Other less common account types are also described here.

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All articles herein are presented as an educational resource and should not be considered as professional financial or individualized investment advice. Readers should always exercise their own judgement when making any decisions about their money.

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