Commission-free ETFs

The commission-free1 way to take
control of your investing.




We offer you commission-free1 online trading on a variety of ETFs from leading Canadian ETF providers2.
  • You’re not charged a commission1 provided that you hold the ETF for a minimum of 1 (one) business day and you execute the trade online or via TELE-TRADER. Please refer to additional terms and conditions below.
  • Eligible commission-free1 ETF trades will display $0 commission upon order entry, and on trade confirmations and statements.

To learn more about ETFs, please visit our ETFs page.

Current listof eligible commission-free1 ETFs (sorted by sectors)

Click on the ETF titles below to view their respective prospectus4.

Symbol Market Description Sector
CLF CDN ISHARES 1-5 YR LADDERED GOV'T BOND Bond
CBO CDN ISHARES 1-5YR LADDERED CORP BOND Bond
XQB CDN ISHARES CORE HIGH QUALITY CDN BOND INDEX Bond
HAF CDN HORIZONS ACTIVE YIELD MATCHED DURATON ETF Bond
CHB CDN ISHARES ADVANTAGED U.S. HIGH YIELD BOND (C$ HEDGED) Bond
CRQ CDN ISHARES CANADIAN FUNDAMENTAL INDEX CDN Index
HXT CDN HORIZONS S&P/TSX 60 IDX CDN Index
XMD CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX COMPLETION CDN Index
COW CDN ISHARES GLOBAL AGRICULTURE INDEX Commodities
SVR CDN ISHARES SILVER BULLION Commodities
CGL CDN ISHARES GOLD BULLION (C$ HEDGED) Commodities
CGL.C CDN ISHARES GOLD BULLION Commodities
HUZ CDN HORIZONS COMEX SILVER Commodities
XST CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CAPPED CONSUMER STAPLE Consumer Staples
DLR CDN HORIZONS US DOLLAR CURRENCY Currency
HUC CDN HORIZONS NYMEX CRUDE OIL Energy
XEN CDN ISHARES JANTZI SOCIAL INDEX Ethical
CEW CDN ISHARES EQUAL WEIGHT BANC & LIFECO Financial Services
XHC CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX GLOBAL HEALTHCARE Healthcare
CSD CDN ISHARES SHORT DURATION HIGH INCOME Income
CBD CDN ISHARES BALANCED INCOME Income
CPD CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CDN PREFERRED SHARE INDEX Income CDN Div
CDZ CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CANADIAN DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS INDEX Income CDN Div
FIE CDN ISHARES CANADIAN FINANCIAL MONTHLY INCOME Income CDN Div
CYH CDN ISHARES GLOBAL MONTHLY ADVANTAGED DIVIDEND INDEX Income- International Div
CUD CDN ISHARES S&P US DIVIDEND GROWERS INDEX (C$ HEDGED) Income US Div
CIF CDN ISHARES GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDEX Infrastructure
XEU CDN ISHARES MSCI EUROPE IMI INDEX International - Dev Mkts
XCH CDN ISHARES CHINA INDEX International - Emerg Mkts
XEC CDN ISHARES CORE MSCI EMERGING MARKETS IMI INDEX International - Emerg Mkts
CBN CDN ISHARES BALANCED GROWTH International - Equities
CIE CDN ISHARES INTERNATIONAL FUNDAMENTAL INDEX International - Index
CJP CDN ISHARES JAPAN FUNDAMENTAL INDEX (C$ HEDGED) International - Index
CWO CDN ISHARES BROAD EMERGING MARKETS International - Index
XID CDN ISHARES S&P CNX NIFTY INDIA INDEX International - Index
VEF CDN FTSE DEVELOPED ex NORTH AMERICA INDEX (C$ HEDGED) International - Index
BKL.F CDN POWERSHARES SENIOR LOAN (C$ HEDGED) INDEX Leveraged Loan
XMA CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CAPPED MATERIALS INDEX Materials
CMR CDN ISHARES PREMIUM MONEY MARKET Money Market
CGR CDN ISHARES GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INDEX Real Estate
VRE CDN VANGUARD FTSE CANADIAN CAPPED REIT INDEX Real Estate
XIT CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CAPPED TECHNOLOGY INDEX Technology
QQC.F CDN POWERSHARES QQQ (C$ HEDGED) Technology
HEJ CDN HORIZONS ENHANCED INCOME INTERNATIONAL EQUITY Income - International Div
CLU CDN ISHARES US FUNDAMENTAL INDEX (C$ HEDGED) US Index
CLU.C CDN ISHARES US FUNDAMENTAL INDEX US Index
HXS CDN HORIZONS S&P 500 IDX US Index
CWW CDN ISHARES S&P GLOBAL WATER INDEX Utilities
XUT CDN ISHARES S&P/TSX CAPPED UTILITIES INDEX Utilities
  1. In order to qualify for commission-free1 online trading, the ETF traded must be one of the eligible ETFs listed.
  2. Trade must be placed online or via TELE-TRADER to qualify for the commission-free offer.
  3. Orders placed with live agents are subject to regular broker-assisted fees.
  4. ETF purchases must be held for a minimum of 1 business day to qualify for the commission-free1 offer.
  5. ETFs held for less than 1 business day are subject to our regular equity commission charges, based upon the pricing tier for which the client has qualified. 
    Please refer to our fee schedule.
  6. Scotia iTRADE reserves the right to make changes to and/or cancel this offer.
  7. ETF trades that are not eligible for this commission-free1 online trading offer will continue to be subject to normal equity commission pricing.