Security and Peace of Mind

With Guaranteed-Return GICs, your interest rate is guaranteed, so you don’t need to worry about changes in the markets or economy. Choose from a wide range of options, including product features, investment terms, interest payment frequencies and access to funds.

The Right Choice If You

  • Want to invest for a specific term at a fixed rate
  • Are looking to choose from a variety of investment terms and interest payment frequencies
  • Prefer to avoid interest rate swings
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Features4

Minimum Investment
  • $500 for RRSP, TFSA
  • $1,0001 for RESP, RDSP, RRIF, LIF and all Non-Registered GICs
  • $5,000 (for terms between 30-364 days) or GICs with Monthly interest payment option
  • $100,000 (for terms less than 30 days)
Terms
  • 1 to 364 days
  • 1-5, 7 or 10 years2
Interest Payment Options4

Terms less than one year are payable:

  • At maturity

Terms greater than or equal to one year are payable:

  • Monthly1
  • Semi-annually
  • Annually
  • At maturity (interest compounded annually)
Returns
  • Guaranteed principal and interest rate3
Early Access to Funds
  • Non-redeemable GIC: No
  • Redeemable GIC: Yes, at a reduced rate
Plan Eligibility
  • Non-Redeemable GICs: Non-Registered, RRSP, TFSA, RESP, RRIF, LIF and RDSP4
  • Redeemable GICs: Non-Registered, RRSP and TFSA4
CDIC Eligible
  • Yes2

Benefits

Security and Safety
  • Both the original investment and interest payments are guaranteed
Competitive Interest Rates
  • Guaranteed for the full term of the investment3
Flexibility
  • Choice of terms, interest payment options and plan eligibility
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The Right Choice If You

  • Want your investment to be cashable at any time
  • Want to earn a guaranteed competitive return
  • Are looking for maximum flexibility for your investment
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Features

Minimum Investment
  • $1,0001,2
Terms
  • 1 year
Interest Payment Options
  • Monthly2
  • Semi-annually
  • At maturity
  • At time of redemption if held 30 days or longer
Return
  • The rate of return is fixed, and the principal is guaranteed
Early Access to Funds
  • Fully or partially cashable at any time3
Plan Eligibility
  • Non-Registered only
CDIC Eligible
  • Yes

Benefits

Flexibility
  • Easy access to your money when you need it
Security
  • Guaranteed rate of return
Penalty Free

Cashable in full or in part after 30 days:

  • No interest paid if cashed in the first 29 days
  • Interest is calculated on a daily basis for early redemption, if held a minimum of 30 days
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Interest Rates

The Right Choice If You

  • Want competitive rates that are guaranteed to increase each year
  • Want access to your funds⎯the cashable option lets you access your funds on each anniversary date
  • Looking to invest for a fixed term⎯the non-redeemable option
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Features

Minimum Investment
  • $1,000
Terms
  • 2, 3 and 5 years
Interest Payment Options
  • Annually
  • At maturity (interest compounded annually)1
Returns
  • Principal and interest payments are guaranteed
Early Access to Funds
  • No; however, for the cashable version, funds are accessible on each anniversary date
Plan Eligibility
  • Non-Registered only
CDIC Eligible
  • Yes

Benefits

Competitive Interest Rates
  • Rates are guaranteed to increase on each anniversary date over the term of the investment2
Flexibility
  • Choice of cashable or non-redeemable version
Access to Funds
  • Funds accessible on each anniversary date—in cash or to re-invest if interest rates rise (cashable version)
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Interest Rates

The Right Choice If You

  • Want to reduce the impact of interest rate fluctuations on your investments
  • Looking for a simple, hassle free way to follow a GIC laddering strategy
  • Prefer earning long-term rates but have been investing for the short-term, expecting rates to rise
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Features

Minimum Investment
  • $5,000
Terms
  • 5 years
Interest Payment Options
  • Monthly
  • Semi-annually
  • Annually
  • At maturity (interest compounded annually)
Returns

Each of the five portions earns the same interest rate, which is equivalent to a longer term GIC. As each part matures, you have three options:

  • Reinvest the funds automatically for a five-year non-redeemable GIC and continue to follow a laddering strategy
  • Use the funds to pursue another investment
  • Cash in the funds
Early Access to Funds
  • No; however, a portion of the funds becomes available at each anniversary
Plan Eligibility
  • Non-Registered only
CDIC Eligible
  • Yes

Benefits

Earnings
  • Higher returns equivalent to long-term GICs with added flexibility
Convenience
  • Provides a convenient way to ladder maturities without having to track and manage separate certificates
Flexibility
  • Access to 20% of principal annually
Reduced Risk
  • Diversification of investment terms reduces potential risk associated with fluctuating interest rates
Changing Interest Rates
  • Ability to take advantage of changing interest rates over time
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The Right Choice If You

  • Want to earn the same interest rate for the entire term while you accumulate funds
  • Enjoy the convenience of automatic contributions—weekly, bi-weekly or monthly
  • Want to save toward a specific goal such as a vacation, car, tuition or down payment
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Features

Minimum Investment
  • $1,000
Pre-Authorized Purchase Options
  • $10 weekly
  • $25 biweekly
  • $50 monthly
Terms
  • One year
Interest Payment Options
  • Interest paid at maturity
Returns
  • Earn a competitive interest rate for the entire term
Early Access to Funds
  • Yes, at a reduced rate
Plan Eligibility
  • Non-Registered only
CDIC Eligible
  • Yes
Prior Redemption Rate
  • Set at time of initial purchase for principal invested for at least six months (183 days)

Benefits

Eligible for Automatic Purchases
  • Weekly, biweekly or monthly
Competitive Interest Rates
  • Earnings at fixed, competitive rates even while principal is being accumulated
Security and Safety
  • The security of achieving a future investment goal over time, with the guarantee of a fixed rate
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The Right Choice If You

  • Want to invest in U.S. dollars for a specific term
  • Are looking for a fixed interest rate and guaranteed payments
  • Don't want to risk your initial investment
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Features

Minimum Investment
  • $5,000
  • $100,000 (less than 30 days)
Terms
  • 1 to 364 days
  • 1 to 5 years
Interest Payment Options
  • For terms less than one year, interest is paid at maturity
  • For terms of one year or more, interest is paid annually
Returns
  • Guaranteed principal and interest rate
Early Access to Funds
  • No
Plan Eligibility
  • Non-Registered only
CDIC Eligible
  • No

Benefits

Security and Safety
  • Both the original investment and interest payments are guaranteed
Competitive Interest Rates
  • Guaranteed for the full term of the investment
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Interest Rates

The Right Choice If You

  • Want a guaranteed way to generate cash flow, such as for retirement savings
  • Are looking to create regular payments from a lump sum of money
  • Want to customize how long, how often and how much you receive from your investment
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Features

Minimum Investment
  • $5,0001,2
Terms
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15 and 20-year terms available
Interest Payment Options
  • Bi-weekly
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Semi-annually
  • Annually
Returns
  • Interest rates will depend upon the regular recurring payment amount you will receive relative to the initial amount invested and the current interest rate environment
Early Access to Funds
  • All or part of the principal will be repaid as specified in your customized payment schedule; however, any other principal is non-redeemable prior to maturity
Plan Eligibility
  • Non-Registered and TFSA
CDIC Eligible
  • Yes

Benefits

Competitive Interest Rates
  • Maximize returns with longer term interest rates
Flexibility
  • Customize payments to suit your needs
Security
  • Guaranteed rate of return and payment amounts
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Buy a GIC for your registered account or on its own.

$5,000 for clients who wish to receive interest monthly.
GICs with seven and 10 year terms are not eligible for CDIC coverage.
When held to maturity.
Not all features are available for all plan types.

Available to both personal and non-personal clients for investments of up to a maximum of $999,999.99.
For monthly interest payment option, minimum investment is $5,000.
Must maintain a minimum of $1,000 at all times. Minimum withdrawal amount is $1,000.

Available for non-redeemable version only.
For Canadian residents, interest is reported for tax purposes using the yield-to-maturity rate rather than the actual interest paid each year, in accordance with Regulation 7000 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (in Quebec, Regulation 92.5R of the Taxation Act [Quebec]). For non-residents, interest reported reflects the actual amount of interest paid each year.

Available to both personal and non-personal clients for investments of up to a maximum of $999,999.99.
Minimum payment amount is $50.