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- By Phone
- In Person
- Open a Practice Account
It's easy and takes about 15 minutes with our secure online application
Keep your documentation close by for quick reference.
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Have questions about our products and services? Want to learn more about our free educational tools and resources or how to qualify for one of our special offers? Our experienced Senior Sales Associates will contact you to discuss your needs and explain how our products and services can help with your investing objectives.
To have a Senior Sales Associate from our dedicated Scotia iTRADE team contact you, please fill out the form below or call us at 1.888.769.3723 Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm EST.
Thank you for your interest in Scotia iTRADE.
We will contact you within 1-2 business days.
Due to a high volume of calls, you may experience slower than usual response times. Rest assured that we are committed to providing you with the best service we can as we help all our customers navigate this unusual time.
Drop by any branch or our Investor Centres.
To meet with us in person, bring your documentation and drop by to speak with a Relationship Manager from our dedicated Scotia iTRADE team.
Scotia iTRADE Investor Centre
44 King Street West - Lower Concourse
Hours of operation:
Mon — Fri
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m EST
Or visit any one of our Scotiabank branches at your convenience.
Test-drive trading with Scotia iTRADE risk-free.
Non-digital Account Opening for Selected Account Types
Certain types of accounts can only be opened by downloading the forms, filling them out, and mailing them to us. Below are links to the required forms for the most commonly used accounts that cannot be opened online. For additional support, or to open any other account type not supported digitally, please contact our customer service team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
Prescribed Registered Retirement Income Fund (PRIF), Locked-in Retirement Income Fund (LRIF) and remaining Legal Entities
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Our standard commission pricing is just $9.99 for equities and options trades*.
To qualify for commissions of $4.99 flat per Canadian or U.S. equities trade and $4.99 + $1.25/contract for each options trade, you must execute at least 150 commission-generating trades within a calendar quarter. Accounts with less than 150 commission-generating trades within a calendar quarter will qualify for commissions of $9.99 flat per Canadian or U.S. equities trade and $9.99 + $1.25/contract for each options trade. Commission-generating trades are buys and sells of: Equities, Options and Fixed Income Instruments subject to commissions. Buys and Sells of GICs, ETFs and mutual funds that do not generate a commission, Canada Savings Bonds and Provincial Savings Bonds, are examples of trades that are not commission-generating. New qualification status will be effective on the same business day the requirement for a specific number of trades has been satisfied. You will also qualify in the calendar quarter subsequent to the quarter when new qualification status became effective (the "Subsequent Quarter"). If the requirements for a specific number of trades are satisfied in the Subsequent Quarter, you will retain your qualification status in the quarter following the Subsequent Quarter. Otherwise, you will need to re-qualify after the end of the Subsequent Quarter. Fees for U.S. transactions are charged in U.S. dollars.