Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. announced today that a final prospectus for its first suite of Canadian-domiciled exchange-traded funds has been receipted by the securities regulatory authorities.

Vanguard plans to list six ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) subject to meeting all regulatory and TSX requirements.

Although the official MERs for the Vanguard ETFs will not be calculated until after their first year-end, Vanguard expects them to be substantially similar to their management fees. The range of Vanguard ETFs will feature an average management fee of 0.24%, with the lowest expected to be 0.09%.

“Research by Vanguard, Morningstar and others has shown time and again that costs are the key determinate of mutual fund or ETF performance,” said Atul Tiwari, managing director of Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. By controlling costs, investors are on better footing towards reaching their long-term investment goals because they keep more of their returns.”

The six Vanguard ETFs and corresponding benchmark index, proposed TSX ticker symbol, and management fee are as follows:

Name of Vanguard ETF Benchmark Index Annual Management Fee
(% of NAV)
TSX Ticker Symbol
Vanguard MSCI Canada Index ETF MSCI Canada Index 0.09% VCE
Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index ETF (CAD-hedged), MSCI US Broad Market 100% hedged to CAD Index 0.15% VUS
Vanguard MSCI EAFE Index ETF (CAD-hedged) MSCI EAFE 100% hedged to CAD Index 0.37% VEF
Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF MSCI Emerging Markets Index 0.49% VEE
Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF Barclays Capital Global Aggregate Canadian Float Adjusted Bond Index 0.20% VAB
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Bond Index ETF Barclays Capital Global Aggregate Canadian Government/Credit 1-5 year Float Adjusted Bond Index 0.15% VSB