Trade and direct invest online. At Scotia iTRADE®, we’re committed to helping you achieve your investment goals. With a Scotia iTRADE account, you’ll benefit from low commissions, a wide range of free educational tools and resources† and powerful online trading platforms.
A bank account that does more, means you will too.
Direct invest with Scotia iTRADE®. Receive 10 free trades in your first year and 5 free trades every year after by signing up for an Ultimate Package.
Stock and Options
|Trades and Assets
+ $1.25 /contract
|Less than 150 trades/quarter*
+ $1.25 /contract
|+ $65 for trades placed with a telephone representative
Please note, a fee of $3.00 for each paper statement and $2.00 for each paper trade confirmation now applies.
View our entire Commission and Fee Schedule.
Choose from our powerful trading platforms
Manage your investments from your computer or mobile device. Our platforms offer:
- Fully customizable market data
- Streaming real-time quotes, news and portfolio values
- Advanced charting with in-depth technical indicators
If you’re new to online investing, you’ll find the platform is easy to use, and by trading with Scotia iTRADE and banking with Scotiabank, you'll get complete connectivity so you can see your entire financial picture - borrowing, banking and investing – all on one screen with one sign-on.
Plus, you can enrol for a Scotia iTRADE Practice Account with a fictional portfolio worth $100,000 CAD and $100,000 USD, so you can try our tools risk-free!
- Access most of the features of a regular Scotia iTRADE account, including the latest market research and news
- Hone your skills and build your confidence as a self-directed investor
Empower yourself with the knowledge to make more informed investment decisions whatever your current skill level – novice or experienced.
Find articles, tools, videos, webinars and more to help you build your own investment strategy tailored for you. Join us on our webinars and hear from industry experts as they share their knowledge on a multitude of trading and investment topics. You can also take advantage of our Ask the Expert program to get answers to your investing questions.
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To qualify for commissions of $4.99 flat per Canadian or U.S. equities trade and $4.99 + $1.25/contract for each options trade, you must execute at least 150 commission-generating trades within a calendar quarter. Accounts with less than 150 commission-generating trades within a calendar quarter will qualify for commissions of $9.99 flat per Canadian or U.S. equities trade and $9.99 + $1.25/contract for each options trade. Commission-generating trades are buys and sells of: Equities, Options and Fixed Income Instruments subject to commissions. Buys and Sells of GICs, ETFs and mutual funds that do not generate a commission, Canada Savings Bonds and Provincial Savings Bonds, are examples of trades that are not commission-generating. New qualification status will be effective on the same business day the requirement for a specific number of trades has been satisfied. You will also qualify in the calendar quarter subsequent to the quarter when new qualification status became effective (the "Subsequent Quarter"). If the requirements for a specific number of trades are satisfied in the Subsequent Quarter, you will retain your qualification status in the quarter following the Subsequent Quarter. Otherwise, you will need to re-qualify after the end of the Subsequent Quarter. Fees for U.S. transactions are charged in U.S. dollars.
Fees for U.S. transactions are charged in U.S. dollars. Equity transactions with a principal value of less than $2,000 will be charged either a flat fee of $4.99 per trade or $9.99 per trade, depending upon the pricing tier for which you have qualified. Equity transactions with a share price of $1.00 or less will be charged either a flat fee of $4.99 per trade or $9.99 per trade, depending upon the pricing tier for which you have qualified. Full commission charges apply for each partial fill except when transacted on the same business day. If you place multiple orders for the same stock on the same day, same side of the market and same exchange, these trades will not be abridged and you will be charged a separate commission fee for each trade executed. A single trade confirmation will be issued to you to reflect these trades, and the commission fees charged with respect to each of these executed trades will be aggregated and displayed on the trade confirmation as one aggregate commission fee. Add $65.00 for telephone representative – assisted trades. U.S. Extended-Hours trades executed through the Scotia iTRADE website are charged the equity commissions set out in the pricing tier + ECN Fee of $0.005 per share.
Fees for U.S. options are charged in U.S. dollars. Full commission charges apply for each partial fill except when transacted on the same business day. Full commission charges apply for each order. Full commission charges apply to each side of spread and combination orders. Add $65.00 for telephone representative – assisted trades. $65 fee will apply, in addition to regular online Equity commissions, to all options assignments and exercises.
Note: You may have noticed a small transaction fee that appears on your confirmation slip as an "SEC Fee". This fee is always separate from any commissions or other fees you are charged. The SEC charges a fee at a rate equal to $25.70 per million gross of the total dollar amount of securities sold (other than index-based options, bonds, debentures and other evidences of indebtedness). This SEC Fee is only applied to U.S. sell transactions.
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