Registered Retirement Savings Plan

Retire with comfort and confidence by investing in RRSPs.
Enjoy income tax savings now and be sheltered from tax as your money grows.

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What is an RRSP?

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is an investment account that lets you earn interest on your money without having to pay tax on that interest. Additionally, the money you contribute to an RRSP comes off your income to help you save on income tax now.


Where can I invest my RRSP?

An RRSP can be invested in a variety of products like savings accounts, GICs, Mutual Funds*, ETFs*, and Index-Linked GICs*. The choice is very personalized, a PenFinancial Advisor can help you.


Is there a limit to how much I can invest?

The total amount you can contribute to an RRSP includes your contribution limit for the current year plus any “carry-forward” contribution room from previous years.

Your RRSP contribution limit for the current year is 18% of earned income reported on your tax return in the previous year, up to a government-set maximum.

Wondering what your current RRSP contribution room is? The Canada Revenue Agency reports your RRSP contribution room on your most recent Notice of Assessment, or online through your CRA MyAccount.


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Which is better for me, an RRSP or TFSA?

TFSAs and RRSPs work in different ways. The money you contribute to a RRSP actually reduces your income and offers you tax breaks in the year you contributed. Great, but when you begin to withdraw from a RRSP down the road, you’ll be taxed on that money as income.

The money you contribute to a TFSA doesn’t reduce your income for the year, so don’t expect a big tax refund because of it. But on the bright side, when you withdraw from your TFSA, it doesn’t count as income.

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Deposit insurance coverage

At PenFinancial Credit Union, eligible deposits in registered accounts have unlimited coverage through the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA).

Eligible deposits (not in registered accounts) are insured up to $250,000 through the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA).

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Note *Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Credential Securities, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Credential Securities is a registered mark owned by Aviso Wealth Inc. Mutual funds are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc. Online brokerage services are offered through Qtrade Investor, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. VirtualWealth is a trade name of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc.
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