How to invest in Canada using ETFs

How do I invest in Canadian stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole Canadian stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Canadian stock market you'll find 1 index which is tracked by ETFs.

Besides ETFs on Canada, there are no regional ETFs available with significant weight of Canadian stocks. Even North America indices hold less than 10% in Canada.

0.33% p.a. - 0.48% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Canada ETFs
on the Canadian stock market, which is tracked by ETFs
on the Canadian stock market
 
The best indices for Canada ETFs

Performance of Canadian stocks (MSCI Canada)

1 month: 7.65%
1 year: 34.30%
3 years: 43.63%
5 years: 47.75%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Canada

For an investment in the Canadian stock market, there is 1 index available which is tracked by 4 ETFs. On the MSCI Canada index there are 4 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.33% p.a. and 0.48% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
MSCI Canada Canada 4 ETFs 91
(30/09/2021)
The MSCI Canada index tracks the largest and most liquid Canadian stocks.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Canada UCITS ETF (CAD) A-disLU0446734872 1,480 0.33% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
iShares MSCI Canada UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B52SF786 879 0.48% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HSBC MSCI Canada UCITS ETF USDIE00B51B7Z02 644 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Canada UCITS ETF 1CLU0476289540 318 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI Canada -1.37% -0.20% 9.28% 27.10% 29.53%
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
MSCI Canada 18.96% 2.09% 22.97% -12.47% 5.90%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/09/2021; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

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