Registered Education Savings Plans, RESPs | HSBC Canada

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)



Invest early; invest regularly for your child's future with an RESP

  • Government grants
    Build your RESP faster with government grants
  • Often Tax efficient
    Withdraw funds for school at your child's tax rate - which may be lower than yours
  • Flexible plan
    Transfer funds between 2 or more of your children or grandchildren
  • Program options
    Use the funds for a variety of education programs
  • Defer taxes
    Generally pay no tax on the growth in your investments until money is withdrawn
  • Wide selection of investments1
    Choose from HSBC Mutual Funds, including World Selection® Diversified Funds
  • Start early, save regularly
    Maximize the benefits of compounding and dollar cost averaging by starting a regular investment plan
  • Flexible savings
    Convert your funds to another investment if the child does not pursue further education

Click here for important investor information

1 HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) limited ("AMCA") is the manager and primary investment advisor for the HSBC Mutual Funds. HSBC Investment Funds (Canada) Inc. ("HIFC") is the principal distributor of the HSBC Mutual Funds. HSBC Mutual Funds are also distributed through other authorized dealers. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may be associated with investments in the HSBC Mutual Funds. HSBC Mutual Funds are not guaranteed or covered by the Canada deposit insurance corporation, HSBC Bank Canada, or any other deposit insurer. Their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The unit value of money market funds may not remain constant.
Please read the Fund Facts before applying to invest in the HSBC Mutual Funds.

HIFC is a direct subsidiary of HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited and an indirect subsidiary of HSBC Bank Canada, and provides its services in all provinces of Canada except Prince Edward Island. AMCA is a wholly owned subsidiary of, but separate entity from, HSBC Bank Canada and provides its services in all provinces of Canada except Prince Edward Island.

® World Selection is a registered trade-mark of HSBC Bank Canada.

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BC residents


Children born in 2006 or later may be eligible for the $1,200 British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant. No investments required.

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