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How to open a Scotia iTRADE® account?
Opening an account is easy and takes about 15 minutes. Our helpful tips & checklist below could help make the process easier for you.
How to add funds or transfer money to Scotia iTRADE®?
Transferring funds to Scotia iTRADE® is simple. Explore three options to learn how to add funds from a Scotiabank Account or another financial institution.
How to place a trade on Scotia iTRADE®?
Are you considering placing a trade? You can buy or sell stocks on Scotia iTRADE® by following these simple steps. Understand price types and order types here.
Why Scotia iTRADE®?
Some great reasons to join Scotia iTRADE® today. Scotia iTRADE® is a top rated discount brokerage which offers low cost commissions and innovative technologies for any level of investor.
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Our powerful trading platform lets you manage your investments from a computer or mobile device with integrated banking and trading all on one screen.
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Scotia iTRADE U® offers a wealth of free educational tools and resources including articles, videos, webinars, and the Knowledge Navigator to help you find the educational path to your direct investing goals.
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Whatever you’re investing for, Scotia iTRADE® offers an account that will meet – and often exceed – your expectations. Discover Canada’s first sustainable investing tools for direct investors.
Direct investing FAQs
Conditions apply. Offer valid for new and the existing Scotia iTRADE® clients with new or existing accounts, excluding Cash Optimizer Investment accounts. If you (i) open and enroll in this offer one or more new Scotia iTRADE account(s) (each, a “New Account”) by April 1st, 2022 and fund the New Account(s) by April 30th, 2022 with at least CAD $5,000/$25,000/$100,000/$500,000/$1,000,000 in cash or in Net Equity (cheque deposit, electronic funds transfer or transfer of assets) (“Qualifying Amount”) from an account that is not held at Scotia iTRADE OR enroll your existing account(s) in this offer by April 1st, 2022 and transfer cash and/or assets with net value equal to the Qualifying Amount into your existing Scotia iTRADE account(s) from an account that is not held at Scotia iTRADE by April 30th, 2022 and (ii) then maintain the Qualifying Amount in assets that you deposited in your New Account(s) or in your existing account(s) (subject to the Qualifying Amount calculation condition) during the entire period between April 30th, 2022 and July 31st, 2022 (the “Qualification Period”) then EITHER (1) CAD $100/$200/$500/$1,000/$2,000 (respectively, based on the Qualifying Amount funded, subject to the Qualifying Amount calculation condition) will be deposited directly into your applicable account(s) by August 31st, 2022 and (2) you will receive $4.99 commission pricing on equity trades until July 31st, 2022 OR part of the commissions associated with the first 20/100/300/400/500 (respectively, based on the Qualifying Amount funded, subject to the Qualifying Amount calculation condition) online commissionable trades of Equities, Options and ETFs placed within 90 days of the date when you funded your New Account(s) or existing account(s) with the appropriate Qualifying Amount will be credited back to your New or existing applicable account(s) by August 31st, 2022 to a maximum amount of $9.99 per trade in the currency of the account. Qualifying Amount calculation condition: If you withdraw or transfer out assets from any of your Scotia iTRADE accounts at any time during Qualification Period, the amounts of such assets will be subtracted from the value of your Qualifying Assets for the purposes of determining your entitlement for the specific tier of cash reward, for the $4.99 commission pricing on equity trades or for the number of free trades.
If you choose the cash offer and $4.99 commission pricing, you will be automatically enrolled to qualify for commissions of $4.99 flat per Canadian or U.S. equities/ETF trade and $4.99 + $1.25/contract for each options trade in your New Account(s) or existing account(s) until July 31st, 2022. New qualification status will be effective weekly on the earlier of every Monday starting on December 27th, 2021 to April 4th, 2022 after you satisfy all the eligibility requirements for this offer. If you qualify for the commission of $4.99 per trade, your entitlement will not be affected by this offer.
Scotia iTRADE reserves the right to charge you all or part of (a) the commissions associated with the first 20/100/300/400/500 online trades placed within 90 days of the funding date (when such commissions were previously credited back to you New Account(s) or existing account(s)) and (b) reduction in the rate of commission per trade, if the conditions of the offer, including but not limited to, the requirement to maintain the appropriate Qualifying Amount in your New Account(s) or existing account(s) during the Qualifying Period, are not complied with. Scotia iTRADE reserves the right to modify and/or cancel this offer at any time without notice in its sole discretion.
New clients or existing clients opening a new account must enter the promotional code C22 for the cash and $4.99 equity commission pricing offer or FT22 for the free equity trades offer when submitting the New Account application to enroll.
Existing clients who fund an existing account must complete the online form at www.scotiaitrade.com/winter22ec by April 1st, 2022 to enroll and fund their account by April 30th, 2022. Any request to enroll received after April 1st, 2022 will not qualify for this promotion. To qualify for this offer, you must maintain all of your accounts at Scotia iTRADE in good standing, not be in a disallowed debit position and not have any outstanding margin calls due. This offer has no cash redemption value. This offer cannot be transferred or combined with any other promotional offer (excluding Refer-a-Friend). Limited to one offer per client. In case of joint account only one account holder will be entitled to receive cash back, $4.99 commission pricing or free equity trades.