Registered Investments

Designed for Your Life Stage and Situation

Benefit from a series of investment vehicles designed to support your family’s future that are registered with the government and enjoy tax-deferral or tax-sheltered status.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

An RRSP is an investment in your future, with benefits you can enjoy today. When you contribute to an RRSP, you take advantage of substantial tax savings and enjoy peace of mind in knowing that at WFCU Credit Union, eligible deposits in registered accounts have unlimited coverage through the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). Plus, your RRSP contributions are completely tax-sheltered as long as they remain in your RRSP.

Everyone with 'earned income' subject to Canadian tax may contribute to an RRSP. Each year, you can contribute your maximum personal contribution limit prior to the RRSP deadline. To find out what this amount is, review the 'Notice of Assessment' that you received from the Canada Revenue Agency from your previous year's tax return. This will also include any unused RRSP contribution limit from past years.

Contributions made during the first 60 days of the year may be deducted for the current or the immediately preceding taxation year. Let us show you why it makes good sense to make regular RRSP contributions throughout the year!

Maximize your unused RRSP contributions

Carry Unused RRSP Contributions Forward

If you haven't always taken advantage of your annual RRSP contribution room since 1991, you can carry forward any unused portion indefinitely.

Take advantage of our RRSP Loan

To maximize your RRSP contribution and to take advantage of any allowable unused contributions, WFCU Credit Union offers the Maximum RRSP Loan.

How does an RRSP compare to a Savings Account?


 Fixed-Term RRSPs

 Savings Account

  • Our highest guaranteed interest rate
  • Guaranteed principal and interest
  • Terms from one month to five years
  • Variable rate of interest
  • Immediate access
  • No minimum investment  
  • RRSP by payroll available to build your contributions automatically
  • Easy to manage
  • Guaranteed return
  • ALL funds reinvested into our community
  • Allows you to begin NOW!
  • ALL funds reinvested into our community

One month to five years

 Short term

Minimum Investment


 No minimum


 At maturity

 Can be re-invested into a fixed term RRSP after achieving a $500 balance

Additional Registered Investment Options

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Earn tax-free interest income inside this registered savings account. There is no limit on the number of years unused contribution room can be carried forward.

Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)
A RRIF is a financial product funded with RRSP deposits and designed to provide an income stream during retirement. Interest accumulates tax free in a RRIF deposit until the funds are paid out. A RRIF may be purchased any time prior to December 31st of the year the plan holder reaches age 71.

Life Income Fund (LIF)
Designed to provide income for life, a LIF is a savings plan available to members with locked-in funds that need to begin receiving payments when the member reaches retirement age, as outlined in the original pension agreement. Locked-in plans must be administered according to the individual plan/jurisdiction.

Learn more about Options for Your Retirement Income here.

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
A RESP is a government-approved plan for the purpose of providing post-secondary education funding for a beneficiary. Income earned under the plan is not taxed until it is withdrawn. The federal government will contribute at least 20% for every dollar on the first $2,000 of annual RESP contributions made on behalf of the beneficiary.

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)*
An RDSP is a savings plan designed to help parents and other caregivers save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC). Contributions to an RDSP are not tax deductible and can be made until the end of the year in which the beneficiary turns 59, up to a lifetime contribution limit of $200,000. Contributions that are withdrawn are not included as income to the beneficiary when paid out of an RDSP.

*Available through Avanti Investment Services, in partnership with Aviso Financial Inc.

First Home Savings Account (FHSA)
As a prospective first-time home buyer, the FHSA allows you to save for your first home tax-free (up to certain limits). Eligible to Canadian residents aged 18-70, applicants cannot own or jointly own a qualifying home (nor can their spouse or common-law partner) being used as their principal residence in the calendar year before the account is opened or the preceding four years.

Learn more about the First Home Savings Account here.

Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Aviso Wealth, a division of Aviso Financial Inc. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Unless otherwise stated, mutual fund securities and cash balances are not insured nor guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.   Using borrowed money to finance the purchase of securities involves greater risk than purchasing using cash resources only. If you borrow money to purchase securities, your responsibility to repay the loan and pay interest as required by its terms remains the same even if the value of the securities purchased declines.