Achieve and maintain a comfortable retirement

Whether you're years away from retiring, close to retirement or already retired, a comprehensive plan and expert advice are critical in building and protecting your retirement dream.

We're there every step of the way, delivering the strategies, service and solutions that you may need to help achieve or maintain a comfortable retirement.

Our retirement planning solutions can be ideal if you need help:

  • Projecting your retirement needs and the steps required to achieve them
  • Creating diversified, tax-efficient retirement income with your nest egg
  • Protecting your wealth with the right balance of risk and reward
  • Keeping track of your savings goals and portfolio performance
  • Considering the tax advantages of holding certain investments outside of an RRSP
  • Planning when to withdraw from your investment accounts tax-efficiently
  • Designing a tax-smart estate plan for a quick and efficient transfer to your loved ones
  • Safeguarding personal assets and your family's lifestyle from adverse events
  • Building an enduring legacy with your capital, time and passion
  • Planning family income-splitting strategies

To learn more, please contact us.

Tax-Free Savings Accounts

With a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), your investments grow tax-free and you can make tax-free withdrawals at any time, for any reason.

Who can open a TFSA?

  • Any Canadian resident 18 years or older with a Social Insurance Number.
  • The age of majority is 19 for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and British Columbia which may delay the opening of a TFSA. However, the accumulation of contribution room will start at age 18.

What are the benefits?

  • Tax-free investment income, including interest, dividends and capital gains
  • Any unused contribution room can be used in future years
  • No upper age restriction on contributions, unlike an Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
  • Make withdrawals any time for any purpose (e.g. car purchases, vacations, home renovations)
  • Previous year's withdrawals are added back to your unused contribution room
  • Income earned and withdrawals have no impact on federal income-tested benefits or credits (Guaranteed Income Supplement, Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security, etc.)
  • Canadians can contribute to their spouse's or common-law partner's TFSA subject to available contribution room

What are the considerations?

  • Unlike an RRSP, contributions are not tax deductible
  • Capital losses within the TFSA cannot be used to offset taxable capital gains outside the TFSA
  • Interest on funds borrowed to fund the TFSA is not tax deductible
  • Penalty tax on excess contributions

What investments are qualified for the TFSA?

  • Cash, mutual funds, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs), publicly traded securities, and government and corporate bonds.

For more information, please contact us or visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Value-added wealth services

In addition to a vast array of investment products and solutions, we offer a number of value-added services to help you manage your wealth, many of which are complimentary for our clients.

These include:

  • Integration of your investment plan with your other service providers, including your lawyer or accountant
  • Access to financial planning services and a personal financial plan that addresses your cash flow, tax strategies, investments, retirement, insurance, estate planning and more 
  • Will and estate planning consultations through accredited Will and Estate Consultants 
  • Registered estate processing, tax reporting and T3 returns
  • Registered estate tax planning, including multiple and contingent beneficiary designations
  • Insurance consulting on a full range of individual life, health, segregated fund and annuity solutions
  • Custody and safekeeping
  • Annual consolidated tax reporting, including dispositions with book costs
  • Research, commentary and information on specific holdings, markets or economies upon request
  • Online integration of your RBC investment and bank accounts for consolidated viewing
  • Multi-currency account functionality
  • Automatic account contributions and withdrawals
  • Automatic mutual fund purchase and redemption plans
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) capabilities
  • Interest paid on cash balances in investment accounts
  • Corporate reorganization advice
  • Cashless employee stock option exercise service
  • Self-directed Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and formal trusts for educational purposes and income splitting
  • Introduction to a full suite of RBC partners if needed for: personal, business and private banking; estate and trust services, mortgage services; direct investing; and more

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myGPSTM  - your Goals, Priorities, Solutions

Have you ever wondered what your financial future looks like?

Most in the field of personal finance agree that financial planning is an essential part of keeping your finances on track. For many people, though, a full financial plan can be expensive, time-consuming to prepare, and generate complicated output not appropriate in all situations. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a simpler way to get a holistic view of your changing wealth management needs and track progress towards meeting your future financial goals?

Wondering what your future looks like? myGPS™ provides an overview of your financial picture and how you are tracking to your short-term and long-term goals.

Introducing RBC Wealth Management’s myGPS™
myGPS™ offers a prioritized view of your financial goals and recommends solutions to help achieve your wealth management needs.

  • Goals: A wealth planning solution to identify and report on your goals
  • Priorities: An integrated approach that pulls everything financially important into one place, enabling you to define and prioritize your milestones
  • Solutions: An advice approach that helps identify opportunities and solutions on how to pursue those opportunities

myGPS™ isn’t a financial plan. Rather, it is a report on things you already know (for example, your income, the equity in your house, the current value of your investments, and your annual taxes and expenses) projected into the future based on a set of assumptions about what may happen in the future (for example, the expected average rate of inflation, your long term goals and how much you intend to spend in retirement).

Learn more about myGPS™ here

myGPS™ Report: Six key questions you want answered
myGPS™ provides an overview of your financial picture and how you are tracking to your short-term and long-term goals. Helping to provide financial peace of mind, myGPS™ helps answer six key questions that can easily keep you awake at night.

1. What does my current financial situation look like?

Current Net Worth & Current Cash Flow – myGPS™ provides consolidated summaries showing your incomes, savings, expenses, investments, real estate and debt – your critical financial information presented in one document.

2. If I live to be 90, will I have sufficient funds to maintain my current and/or desired lifestyle?

Projected Net Worth, Projected Income and Distribution & Projected Outflows – Based on the information provided, myGPS™ will project income, savings, taxes, expenses and the value of your assets into the future using a defined set of assumptions.

3. If I die tomorrow, will my family be sufficiently provided for financially?

Estate Impact Analysis and Life Insurance Analysis – Anticipating your future financial needs is a difficult task. Anticipating your family’s future financial needs should you or your spouse die unexpectedly, is an even more difficult task. myGPS™ can help you identify any potential financial shortfalls should an unexpected tragedy strike you or your family.

4. How does changing my financial assumptions impact my future financial situation?

Retirement Analysis – It’s impossible to know for certain what will happen tomorrow. To provide a financial projection, however, certain assumptions about what will happen in the economy have to be made. But what if some of those assumptions prove to be wrong? What if, for example, you were forced to retire early? Or perhaps you end up spending more in retirement. The myGPS™ Retirement Analysis allows you to independently change the assumptions you have made about the future to see how that change will affect your overall finances.

5. What can I do to ensure my financial goals and priorities become reality?

Wealth Management Opportunities – myGPS™ reports the key financial products, solutions and strategies, which are tailored to your financial situation and priorities, helping you to make the most of what you have – both now and in the future.

6. Could my business survive a major change or crisis?

Business Owner Opportunities – For business owners, the line between work and life is blurred. Business Owner Opportunities, outline solutions and strategies that can be pursued from the business side or from the personal side of your finances. The opportunities are tailored to your own situation and cover only those topics which apply to you, your business and your family – strategies designed to help keep you in control of your financial future.

Source: RBC Dominion Securities Inc., myGPS - Your Goals, Priorities and Solutions Factsheet


Insurance products are offered through RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc. (“RBC WMFS”), a subsidiary of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.* RBC WMFS is licensed as a financial services firm in the province of Quebec. RBC Dominion Securities Inc., RBC WMFS and Royal Bank of Canada are separate corporate entities which are affiliated. *Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and RBC WMFS are member companies of RBC Wealth Management, a business segment of Royal Bank of Canada. ® / ™ Trademark(s) of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. © 2020 RBC Dominion Securities Inc. All rights reserved.

The freedom to live the life you want

If you desire greater freedom to focus on what’s really important to you, and the confidence of knowing that your portfolio is in the care of trusted professionals, we invite you to consider Private Investment Management, our premium level of discretionary wealth management. 

Busy professionals and executives, travelers, retirees and snowbirds often find that the greater their wealth, the more time they require every day to manage it. If you are responsible for investing for a not-for-profit organization, foundation or endowment, you may also find that the expertise required to make investment decisions according to specific guidelines can be time-consuming and complex. 

Whether you need your time to focus on your career, manage the needs of an organization or travel outside of the country for long periods, Private Investment Management may be the right solution for you.

How it works

By delegating your investment management to an accredited portfolio manager, who works within your specific investment preferences, constraints and risk tolerance, you can free yourself from and still be confident that your investment plan is on track. Because your approval is not required for every single transaction, we can make time-sensitive decisions quickly, helping you get closer to your investment objectives and freeing you from the burden of daily portfolio decisions. 

A dedicated portfolio manager to serve you 

You can be confident in the management of your wealth, because only experienced investment advisors who have met strict industry-wide qualifications for education, assets under management and investment experience are licensed to provide this level of discretionary investment management. 

Investment policy statements capture your needs

The Investment Policy Statement is your specific mandate that details all your objectives, goals and constraints in managing your portfolio. You can think of it as the charter or master plan that we create to manage your portfolio.

Essential standards for quality and oversight

Every portfolio we build is based on core asset quality requirements that set the standards for security concentration, industry and sector diversification, market capitalization and credit quality. An additional Portfolio Implementation and Risk Monitoring Group monitors the portfolio for alignment with our investment management guidelines and the preferences, constraints and other unique directives set out in your customized Investment Policy Statement. An additional compliance team ensures that your portfolio meets industry regulations and legal standards. By auditing our work, as well as the portfolios we manage, this team can help provide you with even greater peace of mind.