Wealthsimple Trade is a stock-trading service that lets you buy and sell stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) through a simple mobile app, with $0 commissions and no account minimums.
Buy and sell thousands of stocks and ETFs
Unlimited commission-free trades on major Canadian and U.S. exchanges.
Wealthsimple Trade vs Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple Trade is a brokerage that allows you to buy and sell stocks and ETFs with no trading commissions. Wealthsimple Trade is a self-directed platform and doesn’t offer any financial advice or recommendations.
Wealthsimple is an automated investing service that manages your investments for you — including your RRSP and TFSA — using a personalized portfolio of low-fee exchange-traded funds.
WealthSimple Trade vs the Big Banks
Some important differences are that Wealthsimple Trade is completely mobile, charges no commissions on trades, and has no minimum balance. We use technology to drastically reduce our operating costs by eliminating the things that make traditional brokerages expensive — like bank branches, large teams, and legacy systems.
Wealthsimple Trade is simple, jargon-free, and human — everything Canadians have come to expect from Wealthsimple. Opening an account takes
Wealthsimple Trade is a division of Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc. and is similar to other brokerages in that it is a registered investment dealer and a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
Frequently asked questions
When will Wealthsimple Trade be available?
Wealthsimple Trade hasn’t launched yet. Right now you can add yourself to the waitlist to get early access and you’ll be invited to download the app based on your place in line. We can’t make any promises on when exactly you’ll be able to start using it, but you can keep tabs on your place in line anytime by checking the website.
Which financial products can I buy and sell using Wealthsimple Trade?
WealthSimple Trade support thousands of publicly-traded common stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed on major Canadian and U.S. exchanges.
How does Wealthsimple Trade have $0 commission trading when other brokerages charge up to $10/trade?
Wealthsimple is able to offer commission-free trades because we’ve built a low-cost, digital-first brokerage powered by technology. And executing trades actually costs very little for brokerages, so we don’t think it’s fair to charge our clients big trading commissions.
Who is eligible for Wealthsimple Trade?
Wealthsimple Trade will be available in Canada only. In order to open a Wealthsimple Trade account, you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, Canadian resident, or have a valid Canadian visa
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a valid Social Insurance Number
- Have a Canadian address
If I already have a Wealthsimple account, can I still use Wealthsimple Trade?
If you’re already a Wealthsimple client, you can open your Wealthsimple Trade account with just one tap.
Which account types will be supported?
At launch, Wealthsimple Trade will support cash (non-registered) accounts. We plan to support more account types in the future.
How do I fund my account?
Once you have your bank account connected, you can make a deposit to your Wealthsimple Trade account. You can set up a one-time deposit, or regular auto-deposits. There are no limits on deposits. It can take up to three business days for funds to clear and be available to trade.
What steps does Wealthsimple Trade take to protect my information?
Wealthsimple Trade uses state-of-the-art security and encryption to protect your data. We will never share or sell your information with anyone.
Are my assets safe with Wealthsimple Trade?
Wealthsimple Trade is a division of Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., a registered investment dealer and a member of Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF), which is standard for brokerages in Canada. Through the CIPF, our clients’ accounts are protected for up to $1,000,000. More on the CIPF here.