Invest in ETFs

Make the most of zero-commission Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) with NBDB for an unlimited time.

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Exclusive rates at NBDB

All Canadian and U.S.
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)


commission for an unlimited time

To benefit from this offer you must:

  • Buy or sell at least 100 ETF units per transaction
  • Trade through our electronic solutions
  • Sign up for paperless documents and receive them online
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Perfect if you are looking to:

  • Be an autonomous investor
  • Access decision making tools, webinars and an education centre to support you
  • Optimize your diversification strategy 
  • Trade ETFs any time during a trading day

All this with no commission on transactions for an unlimited time.


What are ETFs?

ETFs are baskets of securities that trade like stocks on an exchange. They usually track an index, but they can also be focused on other types of financial instrument, such as currencies and commodities.

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6 reasons to invest in ETFs

  • Build a diversified portfolio at a low cost
  • Save thanks to low management fees
  • Trade with ease, just like stocks
  • Enjoy ETF issuers transparency
  • Benefit from improved tax efficiency
  • Invest in various asset classes

Choosing an ETF

  • Choose ETFs based on your investor profile and investment goals.
  • Our ETF Centre can help you analyze fund composition and search ETFs by performance, risk level, fees, management style and more!
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Our pricing rewarded!

A study conducted by Surviscor has concluded that we offer the most competitive pricing among direct brokerage firms.

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Tips from our experts

Many investors buy on margin to leverage the funds and securities in their account. Learn more about our margin accounts to increase your potential returns.

The fine print

Notes on commissions

Trades must involve 100 or more ETF units and must be carried out using our electronic solutions. Clients must also sign up to receive all their documents electronically.

Commission-free ETF trades are not counted when calculating:

  • Free access to trading platforms
  • Active Investor pricing
  • Annual administrative fees

Management and other fees may apply to ETF investments. Please read the prospectus before making an investment. ETFs are not guaranteed; their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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Why do business with us?


A simple and intuitive platform

Trade in seconds with our sophisticated platform and comprehensive range of essential decision-making tools.

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A dedicated helpline for our clients

We provide specialized telephone support from a team of investment specialists.

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National Bank—a name you can trust

With NBDB, you benefit from the experience and expertise of National Bank, the sixth largest bank in Canada with over $251 billion in assets under management.

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