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Dream. It will come true.

Dreaming of a worry-free retirement, but wanting to live life to the fullest now?

Enjoy life before and after retirement with a savings plan that combines the benefits of an RRSP and a TFSA.

Our savings products offer competitive rates to keep your retirement savings on course.

RRSPs: Save for retirement TFSAs: Save for a specific goal
The RRSP is a registered savings plan that offers tax benefits. It helps you save money since the earnings are tax-deferred until you withdraw the funds. It is useful, for example:
  • saving for retirement
  • buying or building your first home
  • financing your education
A TFSA is a registered savings plan that allows you to put money aside tax-free to reach short-term goals throughout your life. It is useful for:
  • renovating your home
  • buying a car
  • starting a business
  • taking a trip
  • saving for retirement

 

 

RRSP vs. TFSA

How do they stack up?

  RRSP TFSA
Contribution deadline As of January 1 for a fiscal year and during the first 60 days of the following year January 1 to December 31 of current year
Age limit The year of your 71st birthday No
Contribution amount 18% of income earned the preceding year, up to $25,370 in 2016 and $26,010 in 2017 Annual maximum:
  • 2009 to 2012: $5,000
  • 2013 and 2014: $5,500
  • 2015: $10,000
  • Since 2016: $5,500
Are contributions income tax deductible? Yes No
Withdrawals Taxable Non-taxable
Investment income Taxable when withdrawal at retirement Non-taxable
Unused contribution room The unused portion of your maximum annual amount deductible since 1991 The unused portion of your maximum allowable contributions since 2009
Excess contributions Up to $2,000 above the maximum allowable annual contribution Not allowed
Impact of withdrawals on benefits from social programs Added to taxable income. None
Do withdrawals increase contribution room? No Yes, equal to the amount withdrawn and added to the contribution room for the following year.
Are spousal contributions allowed? Yes. The contributing spouse claims the tax deduction even if he or she is not the beneficiary. No. However, money you give your spouse to contribute to a TFSA is not subject to attribution rules.