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Saving for education

Discover our range of investment solutions to save for your children’s post-secondary education.

Investment options

While Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) are a popular way to set aside money for your child’s or grandchild’s education, there are other ways to save money for school, such as a non-registered account or a TFSA.

Personalized approach

A Scotia advisor will get to know you and help build a customized education savings plan to help you achieve your goals.

The Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG)

The CESG is equal to 20% on the first $2,500 in annual contributions made to each beneficiary in an RESP plan. Find out how to boost your RESP savings with the CESG.1

Plans for education

Start a savings plan that’s right for your child with the help of a trusted expert. 

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)

RESPs help parents, family, and friends save towards a child's future post-secondary education.

Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA)

A TFSA is a great way to save for both short and long-term goals, with the flexibility to withdraw your money at any time without penalty.2

Products for education 

Build your plan by choosing from our flexible and customizable investment options.

Savings Accelerator Account

Earn a competitive interest rate on your money as it grows, with no monthly account fee. Available in registered1 and non-registered plans

Scotia Portfolio Solutions

Our Portfolio Solutions offer a diversified mix of mutual funds in the convenience of single investment to help you grow your savings while carefully managing risk.  Whether you are seeking regular income or long-term growth, there’s a portfolio solution designed to help you achieve your goals.

Mutual Funds

Mutual funds deliver instant diversification and professional money management in a cost-effective and convenient solution.

Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)

GICs keep your principal investment safe and have a guaranteed rate of return for worry-free investing.

MomentumPLUS Savings Account

A high interest savings account that rewards you the longer you save.

All with no minimum balance or monthly account fee.

Are you saving for something else?

We can help you achieve your financial goals.

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?

What you need to know about mutual funds

What is a mutual fund? Our guide explains this investment option, the benefits, risks and more.

What you need to know about mutual funds, What you need to know about mutual funds

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.

Book an appointment with a Scotia advisor.

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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.