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​Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs)

 
 

Get a competitive rate of return and government-guaranteed deposit insurance

When you invest in a GIC, your principal is secure and your interest in guaranteed for the term. You can hold term investments in non-registered form or in an RRSP, TFSA or RRIF.

Some types of term investments are eligible for RESPs too.

 

Select a GIC

Short-term Guaranteed Investments

Put your money somewhere safe for a short time.

  • Terms go from 30 to 364 days
  • Competitive rates offer guaranteed growth
  • Available in non-registered form or in RRSP, RRIF and TFSA
  • Government guaranteed deposit insurance up to $250,000 for unregistered investments, unlimited on registered plans
List of rates for SHORT-TERM REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS
SHORT-TERM REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS Rate
90 - 179 Days
1.20
180 - 269 Days
1.60
270 - 364 Days
1.80
List of rates for SHORT-TERM NON-REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS
SHORT-TERM NON-REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS Rate
90-179 Days
1.45
180 - 269 Days
1.95
270 - 364 Days
2.20

Long-term Guaranteed Investments

Build a foundation for your long-term plans.

  • Redeemable and non-redeemable terms from one to five years
  • Our laddering strategy maximizes returns and reduces sensitivity to changing interest rates
  • Available in non-registered form or in RRSP, RRIF, RESP and TFSA
  • Government guaranteed deposit insurance up to $250,000 for unregistered investments, unlimited on registered plans
List of rates for LONG-TERM REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS
LONG-TERM REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS Rate
1 Year
2.25
2 Year
2.70
3 Year
2.85
4 Year
2.95
5 Year
3.05
List of rates for LONG TERM NON-REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS
LONG TERM NON-REDEEMABLE TERM DEPOSITS Rate
1 Year
2.75
2 Year
3.30
3 Year
3.50
4 Year
3.60
5 Year
4.10

Market-linked Guaranteed Investment Certificates

If you want higher returns but you don’t want to risk your principal.

  • Principal is 100% guaranteed at maturity
  • Can provide a higher return than a fixed-rate term investment
  • No monitoring needed
  • No fees to calculate or deduct from returns
  • Government guaranteed deposit insurance up to $250,000 for unregistered investments, unlimited on registered plans

     

Accelerator Guaranteed Investment Certficate

Grow your investment at the maximum rate, with an option to redeem a portion before maturity

  • Offers high interest rates in every year of the five-year term
  • Option to convert to a regular GIC on the 3rd and 4th anniversary dates of the term
  • Take advantage of rising rates by re-investing your deposit at a higher rate
  • Redeem up to 20% of the principal with no penalty, once a year
  • Government guaranteed deposit insurance up to $250,000 for unregistered investments, unlimited on registered plans
 
List of rates for 5-YEAR ACCELERATOR TERM DEPOSIT
5-YEAR ACCELERATOR TERM DEPOSIT Rate
Year 1
2.75
Year 2
3.10
Year 3
3.40
Year 4
3.75
Year 5
5.50

24-Month Escalator Guaranteed Investment

A smart way to save!

  • Two-year term, split into three, eight-month intervals – enjoy rising rates for the two-year period
  • Interest compounds every eight months – earn interest on your interest
  • Available in non-registered form or in RRSP, RRIF and TFSA accounts (excluding RESPs)
  • Deposit insurance: government-guaranteed up to $250,000 for unregistered investments; unlimited on registered plans
 
List of rates for 24-MONTH ESCALATOR GIC
24-MONTH ESCALATOR GIC Rate
Months 1 - 8
2.20
Months 9 - 16
3.05
Months 17 - 24
4.35
Effective Yield
3.20

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