Transfers

Bring your accounts to a better place

Transfer an investment account to Wealthsimple and we'll put your money to work in a smart, low-fee, passive portfolio.

Make your money work smarter

  • Simplify your finances: See your financial picture at a glance with all your accounts in one place

  • Pay lower fees: Our 0.5% management fee is a fraction of what traditional mutual funds charge

  • Get human advice: Experienced financial advisors are here to help whenever you need it

  • Invest on autopilot: Stay on track with auto-deposits, automatic rebalancing, and dividend reinvesting

Transfers made simple

  1. Start a transfer from our award-winning website or mobile app
  2. Answer a few simple questions about your current account
  3. We'll take care of the rest — including contacting your current provider

Accounts that fit your goals

Transfer any of these accounts in just a few taps.

Your moving costs are on us

We'll reimburse any administrative transfer fees the other institution charges when you move an investment account with $5,000 or more to Wealthsimple.

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  • Over $5B and counting - More than 175,000 people trust over $5 billion with Wealthsimple companies

  • Everything is encrypted - We use state-of-the-art data encryption when handling your financial information and two-factor authentication (2FA) protection

  • Insurance and protection - All of our accounts have standard insolvency and deposit protection

  • Powerful backing - Wealthsimple is backed by $265M in investment from some of the world's largest financial institutions

We keep your money safe

Your security and trust are important to us. We're committed to protecting your account with the highest standards of security available.

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Start your transfer in 5 minutes

  1. Answer a few questions about your financial goals
  2. We'll suggest a portfolio with the right amount of risk for you
  3. Tell us which account to transfer – we'll take care of the rest

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FAQs

Investment transfers that are greater than $5,000 in value are eligible for transfer fee reimbursement. Please fill out this short survey regarding your transfer once it has completed. You can expect to see your fee reimbursed within 10 business days.

It's important to note that Wealthsimple does not reimburse Deferred Sales Charges (DSC fees), Low Load Fees (LL fees), trading fees, commission fees, or account closure fees. And, multiple partial transfer fees for one account will not be reimbursed.

When transferring funds from one institution to another, there are three different options to choose from:

  1. Entire account in cash (Most Common): Your institution will sell your holdings and move the money to us, but keep in mind you may be charged DSC or trading fees, which Wealthsimple cannot reimburse.
  2. Entire account as is: We move your holdings to us as they are today. We'll be reaching out to you via email regarding the liquidation of your holdings and will not liquidate anything until we receive confirmation from you.
  3. Part of the cash in my account: You can partially transfer any cash amount that is already sitting in your account to us. Before submitting your transfer, you need to liquidate your holdings with your other institution generate enough cash for the amount you've requested.

But which one should you choose? Visit our Help Center for more information.

You can transfer any existing investment account you have, including an RRSP, TFSA, Personal, LIRA or RESP.

However, the steps to transfer can depend on your account type. Our Help Center has more information and step by step instructions to help make sure your transfer goes smoothly.