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Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

Enjoy a low-risk investment with a competitive interest rate so whatever you’re saving for, you can reach your goals faster.

What is a GIC?

A Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) is a low-risk investment that provides a guaranteed rate of return over a fixed period. One exception is the Index-Linked GIC; its rate of return is based on performance of the S&P TSX 60 Index.

GICs are a safe and reliable way to grow your wealth over time, and are a perfect choice if you’re saving for a specific goal that’s a year away or more. You can choose to hold your GICs in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

Standard GIC

Enjoy a competitive interest rate at a guaranteed rate of return.

  • Tiered rates start at $100K (meaning you will receive a higher interest rate the more you save)
  • Interest is paid annually and can be compounded (added to the GIC) or paid out to your account
  • Standard GICs are non-redeemable

U.S. Dollar GIC

Earn extra interest for your next U.S. getaway.

  • Choose from convenient 30, 60, or 90-day; or 1-year terms with a minimum investment of $500 USD
  • Pays interest in U.S. dollars at the end of the term
  • U.S. GICs are non-redeemable
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GIC Explorer Guide

Read our GIC Explorer Guide and learn everything about GICs. What they are, how they work and how to make the most of your investment.
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