A smarter way to save for your future.

Grow your investments on a tax-deferred basis and choose from a wide range of savings and investment products, including our Daily Interest Savings Account, Investment Savings Account, Term Deposits, MarketTracer® Term Deposit* and mutual funds.**

How would you like to start saving?


A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) allows you to create a custom portfolio of investments to save for your retirement. Contributions are tax-deductible and grow tax-free until they’re withdrawn from the plan.


A Tax-Fee Savings Account (TFSA) lets you grow your money and withdraw funds tax free. You can set up auto-transfer to a TFSA to build your funds faster, or you can conveniently transfer funds through online or mobile banking.


The key to unlocking your dreams of home ownership is the tax-free First Home Savings Account (FHSA). This registered savings account helps you save for the down payment on your first home faster.


A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a great way to save for your child’s education. The earnings on investments are tax-sheltered until withdrawn, when they are taxed in the hands of the student. Plus, the government tops up your savings by providing a Government Education Savings Grant based on a portion of your annual contributions.


Are you turning 71? Government regulations require you to convert all your Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) to a retirement income option during the year you turn 71. You may also choose to convert RRSP funds any time before you turn 71. A RRIF is a popular retirement income option as it can be invested just like an RRSP and continues to earn tax deferred interest on the balance, even while you are regularly withdrawing funds from the principal.

Note: When you make an RRIF withdrawal from Alterna Savings, we always ensure the payment is withdrawn from your investment with the lowest interest rate (something not all financial institutions take into consideration).

Ways to Invest

Personal Banking

Our advisors can help you purchase or renew your investments over the phone or in branch so you can achieve your financial goals.


Our advisors provide access to comprehensive, customized financial management built through integrity, ethics and responsibility.


Bank anywhere with our online banking options. Buy or renew GICs/Term Deposits online or set up transfers.


Tap into timely insights and tools to invest with confidence in all market conditions with Qtrade® Direct Investing TM.



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Raising a Retirement Fund

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A Pocket Guide to TFSAs and RRSPs

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*MarketTracer® Term Deposits are not eligible to be held under a RRIF plan.

**Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Aviso Wealth, a division of Aviso Financial Inc.

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