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Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)

Power your ideas with a guaranteed investment

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What is a GIC?

You entrust a sum of money to the bank for a specific period of time—terms range from 30 days to 10 years.

Your investment earns you interest and the original amount (principal) is 100% protected.

Perfect if you are looking to:

  • Guarantee your original investment
  • Invest in a low-risk option
  • Get a guaranteed return on your investment
  • Take advantage of market potential

Choosing the right GIC

Fixed-rate GIC

Fixed-rate

Get a fixed rate of return for a specific term.

Why choose it
Get a guaranteed return on your investment.

Market-linked GIC

Market-linked

Interest is tied to the performance of stocks and stock market indices.

Why choose it
Leverage market potential.

Non-redeemable GIC

Non-redeemable

You can’t cash in your investment before the maturity date.

Why choose it
Enjoy a competitive interest rate.

Redeemable GIC

Redeemable

You can cash in your investment at any time.

Why choose it
Funds can be accessed as needed, although the interest rate is slightly lower than that of a non-redeemable GIC.

Compound interest GIC

Compound interest

Interest is earned on your initial investment as well as on the interest generated over time.

Why choose it
Get the most out of your GIC by earning interest on your interest.

Simple interest GIC

Simple interest

Interest is only calculated on your initial investment.

Why choose it
Interest is payable throughout the term of your GIC.

Registered plan GIC

Registered plan

Your GIC can be placed in an RRSP or TFSA.

Why choose it
Grow your investment tax-free.

Unregistered account GIC

Unregistered account

Your investment is held in an unregistered account (without a plan).

Why choose it
Save without having to worry about contribution limits, withholding taxes or withdrawal fees.

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