Commission-Free1 ETFs

The commission-free1 way to take control of your investing.
  • A fast growing investment product
  • 50 commission-free1 ETFs available
  • From iShares and
    other providers

First in Canada, Scotia iTRADE® brings you commission-free1 online trading on
50 ETFs from iShares®* and other leading Canadian ETF providers2.

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  • A variety of ETFs from a number of sectors are available for commission-free1 online trading through Scotia iTRADE
  • 39 iShares1 Funds
  • 7 Horizons Funds
  • 2 Vanguard Funds
  • 2 Powershares Fund

To learn more about ETFs, please visit our ETFs page.

Current list3 of 50 eligible commission-free1 ETFs (sorted by sectors)

Click on the ETF titles below to view their respective prospectus4.

Symbol Market Description Sector
CLF CDN ISHARES 1-5 YR LADDERED GOV'T BOND Bond
CBO CDN ISHARES 1-5YR LADDERED CORP BOND Bond
CAB CDN ISHARES ADVANTAGED CDN BOND INDEX Bond
CHB CDN ISHARES ADVANTAGED U.S. HIGH YIELD BOND (C$ HEDGED) Bond
CRQ CDN ISHARES CANADIAN FUNDAMENTAL INDEX CDN Index
HXT CDN HORIZONS S&P/TSX 60 IDX CDN Index
HUT CDN HORIZONS UNIVERSA CANADIAN BLACK SWAN CDN Index
XMD CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX COMPLETION CDN Index
COW CDN ISHARES GLOBAL AGRICULTURE INDEX Commodities
CBR CDN ISHARES BROAD COMMODITY INDEX (C$ HEDGED) Commodities
CGL CDN ISHARES GOLD BULLION (C$ HEDGED) Commodities
CGL.C CDN ISHARES GOLD BULLION Commodities
HUZ CDN HORIZONS COMEX SILVER Commodities
XST CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CAPPED CONSUMER STAPLE Consumer Staples
DLR CDN HORIZONS US DOLLAR CURRENCY Currency
HUC CDN HORIZONS NYMEX CRUDE OIL Energy
CLO CDN ISHARES OIL SANDS INDEX Energy
XEN CDN ISHARES JANTZI SOCIAL INDEX Ethical
CEW CDN ISHARES EQUAL WEIGHT BANC & LIFECO Financial Services
XHC CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX GLOBAL HEALTHCARE Healthcare
CSD CDN ISHARES SHORT DURATION HIGH INCOME Income
CBD CDN ISHARES BALANCED INCOME Income
CPD CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CDN PREFERRED SHARE INDEX Income CDN Div
CDZ CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CANADIAN DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS INDEX Income CDN Div
FIE CDN ISHARES CANADIAN FINANCIAL MONTHLY INCOME Income CDN Div
CYH CDN ISHARES GLOBAL MONTHLY ADVANTAGED DIVIDEND INDEX Income- International Div
CUD CDN ISHARES S&P US DIVIDEND GROWERS INDEX (C$ HEDGED) Income US Div
CIF CDN ISHARES GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDEX Infrastructure
CHI CDN ISHARES CHINA ALL-CAP INDEX International - Equities
CBN CDN ISHARES BALANCED GROWTH International- Equities
CIE CDN ISHARES INTERNATIONAL FUNDAMENTAL INDEX International- Index
CJP CDN ISHARES JAPAN FUNDAMENTAL INDEX (C$ HEDGED) International- Index
CWO CDN ISHARES BROAD EMERGING MARKETS International- Index
CBQ CDN ISHARES BRIC INDEX International- Index
XID CDN ISHARES S&P CNX NIFTY INDIA INDEX International- Index
XLA CDN ISHARES S&P LATIN AMERICA 40 INDEX International- Index
VEF CDN FTSE DEVELOPED ex NORTH AMERICA INDEX (C$ HEDGED) International - Index
BKL CDN POWERSHARES SENIOR LOAN (C$ HEDGED) INDEX Leveraged Loan
CMW CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX Materials
CMR CDN ISHARES PREMIUM MONEY MARKET Money Market
CGR CDN ISHARES GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INDEX Real Estate
VRE CDN VANGUARD FTSE CANADIAN CAPPED REIT INDEX Real Estate
QQC CDN POWERSHARES QQQ (C$ HEDGED) Technology
XIT CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CAPPED TECHNOLOGY INDEX Technology
HEA CDN HORIZONS ENHANCED INCOME US EQUITY US Equities/Covered Call
CLU CDN ISHARES US FUNDAMENTAL INDEX (C$ HEDGED) US Index
CLU.C CDN ISHARES US FUNDAMENTAL INDEX US Index
HXS CDN HORIZONS S&P 500 IDX US Index
CWW CDN ISHARES S&P GLOBAL WATER INDEX Utilities
XUT CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CAPPED UTILITIES INDEX Utilities

ETF trades that are not eligible for our commission-free1 online trading offer will continue to be subject to our normal equity commission pricing.

  1. In order to qualify for commission-free1 online trading, the ETF traded must be one of the 50 eligible ETFs listed.
  2. Trade must be placed online or via TELE-TRADER to qualify for the commission-free offer.
  3. Orders placed with live agents are subject to regular broker-assisted fees.
  4. ETF purchases must be held for a minimum of 1 business day to qualify for the commission-free1 offer.
  5. ETFs held for less than 1 business day are subject to our regular equity commission charges, based upon the pricing tier for which the client has qualified. Please refer to our fee schedule.
  6. Scotia iTRADE reserves the right to make changes to and / or cancel this offer.

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  • 1 Refers to Scotia iTRADE's brokerage commission for online trade execution only. Does not take into account fees, charges, expenses or commissions imposed by the fund companies, all of which can be associated with ETF investments. You should carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, fees, charges, expenses and commissions before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the fund. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. For a list of ETFs eligible for our "commission-free" offer ("Eligible ETFs"), click here. In order to qualify, trades of Eligible ETFs must be placed online or via Teletrader. You will be charged our regular equity commission (from $4.99, $6.99, $9.99, or $24.99 up to 1000 shares, $0.03 per share for orders over 1000 shares) depending on the pricing tier for which you qualify – see online fee schedule) on the sale of any Eligible ETFs held for less than 1 business day. Broker-assisted trades are subject to a fee of $45.00. List of Eligible ETFs is subject to change without notice. Scotia iTRADE reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time without notice.
  • 2 This advertisement has been paid for in part by BlackRock Investments Canada Inc. (BlackRock). Scotia iTRADE does not provide investment advice or recommendations and you are responsible for your own investment decisions and any losses that may result. This offer is not and should not be construed as investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security or to follow any particular investment strategy. No ETF product, or any information provided by or available through BlackRock or any other ETF provider, has been endorsed, validated or approved by Scotia Capital Inc. or its affiliates, and neither Scotia Capital Inc. nor any of its affiliates is responsible or liable therefore, or for any third party products, opinions, information or prospectus content.
  • ®* iShares® is a registered trade-mark of BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Used under license. BlackRock® is a registered trade-mark of BlackRock, Inc. Used with permission.
  • 3 Please note that this list of eligible ETFs is subject to change without notice. These links are provided as a convenience only and are not to be construed as investment advice or as a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security or to follow any particular investment strategy. No ETF product, or any information provided by or available through iShares1 or any other ETF provider', or through any of their respective websites, has been endorsed, validated or approved by Scotia Capital Inc. or its affiliates, and neither Scotia Capital Inc. nor any of its affiliates is responsible or liable therefore, or for any third party products, services, opinions, information or prospectus content, including that of BlackRock Investments Canada Inc. and/or any other ETF providers. Scotia iTRADE does not provide investment advice or recommendations, and you are responsible for your own investment decisions.
  • 4 Information is provided to you for general information purposes only, and is not intended and should not be construed as investment advice, legal advice or tax advice of any kind. Scotia iTRADE does not provide investment advice or recommendations and investors are responsible for their own investment decisions.
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