Stock trading platform – Best overall
- Markets available: 11%
- Securities & orders: 27.5%
- Fees: 37.5%
- Features: 24%
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Picking stocks is complex enough without having to worry about whether you have a good broker.
So to help, we launched an extensive review of what stock trading platforms were offering Canadian customers.
The goal was pretty simple: to find the best stock trading platform for investors at different stages of their investing journeys. As such, we looked over 18 brokers across 4 categories and 35 criteria. Each category was weighted differently.
Finder’s Awards are data led. Our data and editorial team worked together to create an algorithm that ranks stock trading platforms based on a set of criteria.
The criteria are weighted differently for each award.
The platform that scored highest in each award was named the winner, with the products that scored second and third highest each receiving a highly commended award.
In the event of a tie, standardized fee data was used to determine a winner, with the lowest fees dictating the winner.
Our awards are based on a comprehensive list of 35 individual criteria that broadly fall into one of the following four categories:
The weighting of each category for individual awards is outlined below.
Stock trading platform – Best overall
Stock trading platform – CA stocks
Stock trading platform – International stock trading
Stock trading platform – Active traders
Stock trading platform – Long term investors
Stock trading platform – Beginners
Stock trading platform – Features
Stock trading platform – Low cost broker
Stock trading platform – US stocks
Stock trading platform – Stock trading app
Our data collection team sourced brokers registered by The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.
We try to be as full market as possible; however, if you think we’ve missed anyone, please email email@example.com.
To be eligible for Finder’s best investment platform awards, stock brokers need to meet the following criteria:
All information collected was sourced from broker websites or by reaching out to broker representatives. In the case where information could not be sourced, our team attempted to contact brokers directly. If they did not respond within 3 weeks, they were excluded from the awards.
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