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Getting started

Opening an account is easy and only takes about 20 minutes. Need more details? View our quick start guides.

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In addition to your legal name, residential mailing address and telephone number, you’ll need the following information on hand:

  • Social insurance number
  • Email address (we’ll use this address to correspond with you)
  • Valid photo ID: driver’s license, passport or citizenship card
  • Bank account information
  • Employer’s address and telephone number
  • Financial information (annual income, liquid and total net worth).

Alberta residents must be accredited investors to open an FX & CFD account.
CFD trading for Quebec residents is subject to regulatory approval.

Technical requirements

To keep the process as smooth as possible, your computer should have:

  • Internet Explorer (most recent version), Mozilla Firefox (two most recent versions), or Google Chrome (two most recent versions). Your browser should be JavaScript enabled.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash player 10 or higher
  • Access to a printer
Next steps

Start a new application
You’ll get all the information you need to select the best account for your needs.

Save your application and log in to Questrade at any time to continue. Once you have completed your application, use our secure client portal to fund your account and you’re ready to start investing!


For immediate support online, use chat. Our client services specialists are available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.