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Invest for what matters tomorrow. Enjoy what matters today.

We begin with your goals in mind. Then we build a detailed investment plan to get you there.  

Save for any goal with our registered plans

Whether you’re planning for retirement or something a little sooner, our registered plans can help you grow your money while saving on the taxes you pay today. 

Introducing Advice+ from Scotiabank

Investing for the future is important, but so is enjoying your life today. Get financial advice from Scotiabank that’s easy to understand, informative, and tailored to you. Together, we’ll build a plan that fits your life today and tomorrow.

What is an RRSP?

Your guide to the Registered Retirement Savings Program and how it can help you save for retirement.

What is an RRSP?, What is an RRSP?

What is a TFSA?

Your guide to a Tax Free Savings Account and how they can help you save for your goals.

What is a TFSA?, What is a TFSA?

How to save for your child’s education with an RESP

Your guide to Registered Education Savings Plans and everything you need to know about this investing vehicle.

How to save for your child’s education with an RESP, How to save for your child’s education with an RESP

Talk to a Scotia advisor today

A Scotiabank advisor is someone you can talk to about your today and trust with your tomorrow.

Build a plan for your future with Scotiabank

Get personalized advice from our team of advisors and investment specialists across Canada. 

Connect with us in a way that’s convenient for you. Scotia advisors are available in every branch to help you understand, plan, and execute the right financial plan.

Monitor your investments digitally with online and mobile banking. Our digital banking guides show you how to take care of your banking using your mobile phone, tablet, or computer.

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Book an appointment with a Scotia advisor.

It starts with a simple conversation.

scotiabank advisor

Have a question?

We’re ready to give you advice.

Investing FAQs

Registered plans are accounts with different tax treatments. For example, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a government-regulated investment account with special tax benefits to help you maximize your retirement savings. Deductible contributions to an RRSP help reduce your taxes, and any income you earn on your investments while in the plan grow tax deferred.

Within these investment accounts, you can invest your money in many different products that grow in value over time, such as mutual funds, GICs, and so on. 

A general guideline is to save three to six months of living expenses to get you through unforeseen events, such as job loss, illness, or major home repairs. Having an emergency fund helps you avoid dipping into your retirement savings or borrowing from your credit card or line of credit. Contribute whatever you can to your fund. Even $20 a month can make a big difference over time. Follow these 3 steps to start your emergency fund.

Investing automatically through a pre-authorized contribution (PAC) can help keep you on track to meet your financial goals. PACs eliminate the guesswork of when to invest and can allow you to take advantage of potential compound growth. And with a PAC for your RRSP, you can avoid the stress of making last minute lump-sum contributions. Find out more about a PAC and how to set one up online.

A financial plan gives you a complete picture of your finances by focusing on your current needs and future goals. It includes longer-term goals, such as retirement, and shorter-term goals, such as saving for a car or a home. Your Scotiabank advisor can help you build your financial plan and also serve a regular check point to help you stay on track. Check out our step-by-step guide on financial planning.

A mutual fund provides investors access to a diversified portfolio of investments. Your money is pooled with other like-minded investors and is invested on your behalf by investment professionals. Find out more about Scotiabank mutual funds.

A TFSA is a registered account that lets you grow your investments tax free. You don’t even pay tax when you withdraw funds.

Your TFSA can hold the following investments:

  • Mutual funds
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)
  • Savings accounts

Find out more about a Scotiabank TFSA and try our TFSA calculator to see how much money you can save.