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It’s possible that many of your clients’ children do not have RESPs. In 2014, Statistics Canada found that only 48.5% of children had received the Canadian Education Savings Grant (CESG), which is calculated based on contributions made to RESPs. Further, a non-government survey published by the Bank of Montreal in the same year found that […]

Wealthsimple has relaunched its RESPs so that new and existing clients can open and fund the plans online through Wealthsimple's mobile or web app.

  • By: Staff
  • March 28, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 09:34

Client Profile Janet Wilson,* 34, is a self-employed physiotherapist. She’s thinking of starting a family with her partner, Jeff Medoza, who works in a community arts organization in their hometown of Sudbury, Ont. Janet paid employment insurance (EI) premiums when she held retail jobs as a university student, but it’s been years since she contributed. […]

Sometimes, the small talk you have with clients at the beginning of a meeting can lead to deeper discoveries about their planning needs. Here’s an example. In the first 10 minutes of a meeting, your client says: “I came from lunch with my niece to celebrate her getting into university. Now she just has to […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 10, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 11:48

Beneficiaries could be hit with unexpected income inclusions

Canadians are still struggling to strike a balance between paying for the good ol' hockey game and other activities, versus other priorities such as education savings.

  • By: Staff
  • November 23, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 10:31

As the World Cup of Hockey gets underway, clients may start dreaming about their children making it to the big leagues.

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 12:50

What are the U.S. income tax implications if a Canadian-resident parent or grandparent is considered a U.S. person and sets money aside in an RESP?

iA Financial Group has launched an RESP product called My Education+.

  • By: Staff
  • June 6, 2016 August 21, 2018
  • 09:56

More low-income families use RESPs, but take-up rates still vary widely by income.