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Invest in the Toronto Stock Exchange

Find out what the Toronto Stock Exchange is and how you can buy Toronto shares.

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Canada has a few different stock exchanges, but its largest is the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). It’s the eighth largest in the world (by market capitalisation). It’s home to more than 1,500 stocks, of which a great deal focus on mining or energy.

Can you invest in the Toronto Stock Exchange from the UK?

You can, as long as you choose a platform that lets you buy Canadian stocks. We’ve listed the ones from the platforms we’ve reviewed on our site below. If you already buy stocks and shares, check if your chosen provider lets you buy Canadian stocks. Once you’ve got yourself a provider, you’re good to go.

Companies in the Toronto Stock Exchange

These are some of the companies that list on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • Enbridge
  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Canadian National
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Shopify
  • TC Energy
  • Bank of Montreal
  • BCE

Ways to invest in the Toronto Stock Exchange

  1. Buy shares in some chosen companies. If there are any stocks you specifically want exposure to then you can buy shares in those.
  2. Invest in an index that tracks the Toronto Stock Exchange. Such as the S&P/TSX Composite Index.
  3. Choose dually listed stocks.If you don’t use a provider that lets you invest in Canadian stocks then you can choose one that lets you trade US stocks and buy shares in companies that are dually listed.

Platforms that let you trade Canadian stocks

We’ve also included US stocks in our analysis – you can trade Canadian stocks that are also listed in the US with these platforms but not ones which are solely listed on a Canadian stock exchange.

PlatformCanadian shares?US shares?
Hargreaves Lansdown
IG
eToro
interactive investor
Degiro
Fineco
Stake
Saxo Trader
Trading 212

How to buy shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange

  1. Sign up for a share trading platform. To start investing in the Toronto Stock Exchange, you need to start with a share trading platform that lets you trade Canadian stocks.
  2. Pay funds into your account. How you do this will depend on your chosen platform. You may need to confirm some details about where you live and your tax status.
  3. Do some research into what you want to invest in. You can find information on our website or in the app of your chosen provider. Look at things like the financials of the company and dividends.
  4. Search for your chosen stock. You might need its ticker. If you search the name of the stock in the search bar at the top of our site you can find its ticker on the relevant page.
  5. Buy your shares. It’s that simple!

Compare share trading platforms

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
UK: £2.95
US: $3.95
EU: €3.95
N/A
£0
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco (T&Cs apply)
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. The minimum deposit with Fineco is £0. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
£0
N/A
£0
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply. The minimum deposit with eToro is $500.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
£0
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. The minimum deposit with HL is £1. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
UK: £1.75 + 0.014% (max £5)
US: €0.50 + $0.004 per share
N/A
£0
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. The minimum deposit with Degiro is £0. Capital at risk.
interactive investor Trading Account
£7.99 (with one free trade per month)
N/A
£9.99 per month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. The minimum deposit with ii is £0. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
interactive investor Stocks and Shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Stocks and Shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Stocks and Shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Stocks and Shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity Stocks and Shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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