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How to buy Vanguard funds

There are two ways to buy our funds:How do I invest with Vanguard Canada?

With the help of a third-party financial advisor

A financial advisor who manages your investments can invest in Vanguard funds for you.

Through an online brokerage account

If you're a do-it-yourself investor, you can buy Vanguard ETFs during normal trading hours through an online brokerage.

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Financial advisor

Many investors find working with a financial advisor helpful, especially as they build wealth and their financial situation becomes more complex.

In addition to investment advice, a financial advisor can help you with taxes, retirement, estate planning, insurance, education planning and more.

If you don't have an advisor, ask your network for referrals or choose one from the following websites:

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada

Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.


Online brokerage account

To buy Vanguard mutual funds, check with your online brokerage firm for availability.

Online brokerages

  • BMO investorLine
  • Canadian ShareOwner (Wealthsimple)
  • CIBC Investor's Edge
  • Desjardins Online Brokerage
  • HSBC InvestDirect
  • Interactive Brokers
  • Laurentian Bank Discount Brokerage
  • National Bank Direct Brokerage
  • Qtrade Investor
  • Questrade
  • RBC Direct Investing
  • Scotia iTrade
  • TD Direct Investing

Source: Investor Economics (as at December 3, 2019)


Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. is a member of the Canadian ETF Association (CETFA) and the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). For more information:

Canadian ETF Association 

Investment Funds Institute of Canada

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We have developed this FAQ to use as a guide to help answer certain questions you may have regarding Vanguard and/or our investment funds. If you have any additional questions, we recommend you consult a financial advisor and/or tax advisor for financial and/or tax information applicable to your specific situation.

Commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with investment funds. Investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus; please read it before investing. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. Vanguard funds are managed by Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. and are available across Canada through registered dealers.

This material is for informational purposes only. This material is not intended to be relied upon as research, investment, or tax advice and is not an implied or express recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security or to adopt any particular investment or portfolio strategy. Any views and opinions expressed do not take into account the particular investment objectives, needs, restrictions and circumstances of a specific investor and, thus, should not be used as the basis of any specific investment recommendation. Investors should consult a financial and/or tax advisor for financial and/or tax information applicable to their specific situation.

All investment funds, including those that seek to track an index are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. While the Vanguard ETFs are designed to be as diversified as the original indices they seek to track and can provide greater diversification than an individual investor may achieve independently, any given ETF may not be a diversified investment.

All monetary figures are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.