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The best youth savings accounts in Canada

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  • $1,000
  • $5,000
  • $10,000
  • $50,000
  • $100,000

$1 first year return based on

$5,000 balance

Monthly fee
Transaction fees

$1 first year return based on

$5,000 balance

Monthly fee
Transaction fees


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Designed for those under 18 years old, a youth savings account can help get your child acquainted with bank accounts and the value of saving money.

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Other types of savings accounts

High interest savings accounts

High interest savings accounts pay the most interest of any kind of savings account, but are often only available to people who have reached the age of majority (either 18 or 19 years old, depending on your province).

Tax-free savings accounts

Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) are a type of registered saving account that earns interest tax-free. By law, TFSAs can only be opened by Canadians who are 18 years of age and over.

Senior savings accounts

Similarly to how banks offer special accounts with lower fees to children, seniors 65 and over can sometimes take advantage of seniors savings accounts that waive minimum balances and transaction fees.

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