Contribute to and withdraw from your     
Scotia iTRADE®  RRSP and TFSA online

The 2018 contribution deadline is March 1, 2019. With Scotia iTRADE you can make your contributions online easily and conveniently, by simply following the steps below.    

Cash Contributions

For cash contributions to your  RRSP or TFSA from your linked bank account or Scotia iTRADE non-registered account:

  1. Go to the Transfer tab and select the Transfer Funds page
  2. Choose an account to transfer "From"
  3. Select your RRSP or TFSA account as the “To” account
  4. Enter a $ amount
  5. Click “Continue”
  6. Verify your instruction and click “Confirm” to submit your request
You should ensure that the amount you contribute to your RRSP or TFSA does not exceed your contribution limits for these registered products. You should consult your tax advisor to ensure that you understand the specific tax implications of your individual contribution.

In-kind Contributions1, 2

For in-kind contributions (i.e. stock positions contributed as is) to your RRSP or TFSA from your Scotia iTRADE non-registered account:

  1. Go to the Account Details page under the Accounts tab
  2. Select your Scotia iTRADE non-registered account and then select the Additional Services tab
  3. Select the “Transfer Securities and Funds Between Accounts” service
  4. Complete the required information, including your name, stock position details and finally the RRSP/TFSA account you wish to contribute to. 
    Please note; you may specify a current day traded price for the contribution. If you do not specify a current day traded price, or if your request is made on a day the market is not open, the default value for the contribution will be the previous day’s last sale price.
  5. Click “Submit” to have your request processed
You should ensure that the amount you contribute to your RRSP or TFSA does not exceed your contribution limits for these registered products. You should consult your tax advisor to ensure that you understand the specific tax implications of your individual contribution..

Cash De-registrations/Withdrawals

For RRSP de-registrations or TFSA withdrawals to your linked bank account or Scotia iTRADE non-registered account:

  1. Go to the Transfer Tab and select the Registered Withdrawals page
  2. Select your RRSP or TFSA account in the “From” section
  3. Select your linked bank account or Scotia iTRADE non-registered account in the “To” section
  4. Indicate whether the request is “Partial” or “Full”
  5. For RRSP de-registrations only,  select the “Withdrawal Type” to indicate how you would like the fees and taxes handled and select “Calculate”
  6. Select “Preview” to review your request and click “Confirm” to submit

You should be aware that a de-registration of, and withdrawal from, your RRSP will generally be subject to tax in the year of de-registration/withdrawal. You should consult your tax advisor to ensure that you understand the tax implications to you of a de-registration, or withdrawal from, your RRSP or TFSA.

In-kind De-registrations2/Withdrawals

For in-kind RRSP de-registrations or TFSA withdrawals (i.e. stock positions withdrawn as is) from your RRSP or TFSA to your Scotia iTRADE non-registered account:

  1. Go to the Account Details page under the Accounts tab
  2. Select your  RRSP or TFSA account and then select the Additional Services tab
  3. Select the “Transfer Securities and Funds Between Accounts” service
  4. Complete the required information, including your name, stock position details and finally the Scotia iTRADE non registered account you want the position moved to. 
    Please note; you may specify a current day traded price for the de-registration or withdrawal. If you do not specify a current day traded price, or if your request is made on a day the market is not open, the default value for the de-registration or withdrawal will be the previous day’s last sale price.
  5. Click “Submit” to have your request processed

You should be aware that a de-registration of, and withdrawal from, your RSP will generally be subject to tax in the year of de-registration/withdrawal. You should consult your tax advisor to ensure that you understand the tax implications to you of a de-registration, or withdrawal from, your RSP or TFSA.

Please note that your transactions may take up to 3 business days to be reflected in your account(s) from the day the request has been submitted.