Invest in the Toronto Stock Exchange

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

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!

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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