Retirement Savings Plans (RSP)*
Right for you if:
You're planning for retirement
You want a choice of investment options
Lower your taxes while growing your nest egg for retirement!
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.
If you have a pension, we also offer locked-in plans.
Benefits of RSPs:
- Your RSP is an investment account, and can contain a variety of investments (e.g. mutual funds, GICs, cash, etc.)
- Your annual contributions (up to your annual limit) can be deducted from your earned income, reducing the amount of income tax you pay that year
- When you withdraw money at retirement, you may benefit from a lower tax rate
- Funds in an RSP are eligible for Canadian Government programs that can help you buy your first home, or pay for further education
Have more questions about RSPs?
View our RSP FAQ. For fees and other account information,
Your designated retirement savings can contain a variety of investments, including:
- Cash (Investment Account*)
- Treasury bills
- Mutual funds
- Savings Accelerator Account
- Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)
We also offer the following options:
Take advantage of automatic deductions and deposits to build your savings easily and conveniently.
Understand the basics of how spousal RSPs can be an effective tool in planning for retirement.
Invest in a wide range of qualified investments and reduce administration and brokerage costs by dealing with one institution.
Scotia RSP Catch-up Line of Credit
Top up any unused contribution room and maximize your RSPs.
It's easy to achieve your goals.
Scotiabank Money Finder Calculator
Start by understanding where you are today. With this calculator, see if you have additional funds available to put towards your retirement goals.
Scotia Retirement Savings Calculator
Find out how well your current savings and future contributions will provide for your retirement, and learn how to address potential shortfalls.
Convenient Ways to Open Your RSP Today!
Make an appointment at your local branch
Contribute to your RSPs
If the Dealer of your Scotia® RRSP is The Bank of Nova Scotia, funds in the cash portion of your account are eligible to be insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.
If the Dealer of your Scotia RRSP is Scotia Securities Inc.(SSI), funds in the cash portion of your account are held in trust by SSI. SSI accounts, except accounts held by residents of Quebec, are eligible for protection by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada Investor Protection Corporation. The cash in an SSI account is not eligible for deposit insurance offered through the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.