What's Covered?

Notice: The Government of Canada has proposed changes in Budget 2018 to modernize and enhance CDIC deposit protection. These changes would take effect after they are approved by Parliament. Until then, the current coverage rules apply. We will update our website at such time as changes take effect.

We insure eligible deposits at each member institution up to a maximum of $100,000 (principal and interest combined) per depositor per insured category.

To be eligible for deposit insurance, deposits must be payable in Canada and in Canadian currency. We do not cover foreign currency deposits including US dollars.

Eligible deposits include:

  • Savings accounts
  • Chequing accounts
  • Term deposits, (such as GICs) with original terms to maturity of five years or less
  • Debentures issued to evidence deposits by CDIC member institutions (other than banks)
  • Money orders and bank drafts issued by CDIC members
  • Cheques certified by CDIC members

 

What's Not Covered

Uninsured financial products include: