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Eligible Investments for Your Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

At RBC®, you have access to a wide range of investment options for your Tax-Free Savings Account. From the convenience of mutual funds to the safety and security of GICs and savings deposits, we have something for everyone.

Note: You can also invest in stocks and bonds through RBC Direct Investing and RBC Dominion Securities.


Mutual Funds

If you want your TFSA to benefit from diversification and professional money management, then RBC Funds could be the right choice for you.

RBC Funds are managed by RBC Global Asset Management. We offer a comprehensive line-up of mutual funds and portfolio solutions to help investors achieve their goals.

Our wide selection of mutual funds and portfolio solutions spans all asset classes, geographies and investment styles. RBC Funds also encompass tax-efficient, currency–neutral, and socially responsible investment options.

Key Benefits of RBC Funds:

  • An award-winning performance record
  • A disciplined focus on risk management
  • A smart, experienced team that follows a clear, disciplined investment process
  • A leader in delivering low management expense ratios (MERs)

Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)

An RBC Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) could be ideal for your TFSA if you want to invest for a specific term at a guaranteed rate without risking your initial investment. Your investment earns interest, at either a fixed rate, or based on a pre-determined formula. In general, GICs with longer terms earn higher interest rates.

Key Benefits of RBC GICs(1):

  • Your original investment and interest rate are guaranteed for the full term of the investment(2)
  • Competitive interest rates
  • Flexible investment terms ranging from one day to 10 years
  • Choice of interest payment frequencies

Savings Deposits

Similar to a regular savings account, RBC Savings Deposits are a simple way to start contributing to your Tax-Free Savings Account. They can be particularly ideal if you are not ready to make a long-term investment decision.

Key Benefits of TFSA Savings Deposits:

  • Security and safety
  • Interest calculated daily and paid semi-annually
  • Low minimum deposit required
  • Easy and convenient access to your money
  • Ability to switch the funds to RBC GICs or RBC Funds

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Information about the Tax-Free Savings Account is based on what is currently available from the Canadian government and can be subject to change.

RBC Funds are offered by RBC Global Asset Management Inc. and sold by Royal Mutual Funds Inc. Royal Mutual Funds Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Global Asset Management Inc., Royal Trust Company and The Royal Trust Corporation of Canada are separate corporate entities that are affiliated. Royal Mutual Funds Inc. is licensed as a financial services firm in the province of Quebec.

There may be commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses associated with mutual fund investments. Mutual funds are not guaranteed or covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by another government deposit insurer. For funds other than money market funds, unit values change frequently. For money market funds, there can be no assurances that a fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in a fund will be returned to you. Past performance may not be repeated. Please read the Fund Facts before investing.

1) Benefits listed are not applicable for all types of GICs.
2) Returns for the MarketSmart GICs – Unlimited Return Potential are not guaranteed.


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