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RRSP Fees

In addition to standard investment and transaction fees, a financial institution will set out administration fees for a RRSP account.

The administration fees will be dictated by the type of account (Regular or Self-Directed), and may be influenced by the dollar value of your investments held with the financial institution.

All financial institutions publish a commission schedule and statement of rates and fees that include a section disclosing all of the fees associated with registered accounts. The following chart summarizes the most common fees for administering RRSPs, but you should check with your own financial institution for a complete and up-to-date fee schedule:

Registered Account Administration FeesCost Range
Self-directed Annual Admin. Fee$0.00 - $135.00
Regular RRSP Annual Admin Fee$125.00 - $135.00
Withdrawal Fee - Full deregistration$125.00 - $135.00
Withdrawal Fee - Partial Withdrawal$0.00-$25.00
Withdrawal Fee - Home Buyers' Life Long Learning Plans$25.00
"Swap" Fee for exchanging securities held in an RRSP$35.00 - $45.00
Cheque Pick-up Fee$0.00 - $10.00
Service Fee for Mutual Funds not distributed by your financial institution$0.00 - $50.00/ Quarter

 

Mortgages Held inside an RRSP - Per Mortgage, Per plan (if applicable)

Cost Range
Set-up Fee$200.00 - $300.00
Annual Mortgage Administration Fee$60.00 - $225.00
Annual Trustee Mortgage Fee$0.00 - $175.00
Split Mortgage Fee$0.00 - $100.00
Partial Mortgage Discharge

$50.00

Discharge or Arrears Statement Fee$50.00
Mortgage Payment in form of a Cheque$5.00 each
Mortgage Insurance Premiums *0.50% - 2.75% of mortgage
*Private Mortgage Insurance CompanyPrincipal Amount

 

Private Shares * Held Inside an RRSPCost Range
Set-Up Fee Per Security$250.00- $300.00
Annual Administration Fee Per Security$100.00- $200.00
*Also known as Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (CCPC) 

  

Other RRSP FeesCost Range
Duplicate Statement Trade Confirmations, or Income Tax Receipts$5.00 - $20.00 per item
Holding Restricted Shares$400.00 per security
Account Research Requests$50.00 per hour
Estate Account Processing Fee$0.00 - $100.00
Deposit Certificates Registered in the name of the Deceased$0.00 - $150.00 per certificate

 

Note: All of the fees associated with registered accounts are subject to federal and provincial sales taxes.

Note: Each financial institution maintains a different fee schedule and some financial institutions do not accept mortgages nor privately held shares in the RRSP plans they administer. You should verify with your financial institution what securities they are willing to administer and ask for a copy of their fee disclosure statement.

Note: In addition, financial institutions have flexibility as to which of the published fees they actually charge. Many times fees are waived if the value of your assets held with them are of sufficient size.

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