Account options

You've got certain financial goals in mind – planning for retirement, creating an education savings strategy, managing your day-to-day expenses. We've got the accounts you need to turn your goals into reality.

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Retirement accounts

We offer many types of retirement accounts and can help you understand the differences, so you can choose what makes the most sense for your financial goals and investing strategy.

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Tax-Free Savings Accounts

Save for your financial goals with a tax-advantaged TFSA.

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Brokerage account options

Looking to give a minor a gift of investment or cash? Or do you want to use systematic investing to put your investing on autopilot? Those are some of the goals you can achieve with our brokerage account, which gives you access to a range of investment choices and flexibility in how you manage them.

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Registered education savings plans

Explore this option to help you save for your child's post-secondary education expenses.

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Cash and credit

Whether you're looking to manage an investment, find an appropriate mortgage solution or are interested in borrowing, Edward Jones is here to ensure your money is always working for you.

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Investment account types FAQs

What is the most common investment account type?

Investment account types fall under two main categories:

  • Registered accounts, such as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), or Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) are among the most common types of registered investment accounts.
  • Non-registered accounts, including margin accounts, are also available.

Why does account type matter?

Depending on the account type where you hold your investments, you may be entitled to advantages such as government matching, tax-deferral or tax-free investing. 

What type of accounts should be used for investing? 

The type of investment account you use depends on your personal situation and goals. For example, if you're considering buying your first home down the line, a First Home Savings Account (FHSA) may best suit your needs. Meanwhile, a parent looking to save money for their child's future education might benefit from an RESP account. Connect with an Edward Jones financial advisor to discuss the benefits and restrictions of each investment account type and determine which type of account might work best for you.