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Active traders are switching to Canada’s fastest-growing online brokerage

  • Trade for $4.95 flat or 1¢/share
  • Free advanced trading platform
  • Live U.S. and Canadian data packages
  • Rebates based on trading activity

Choose between two active trader commission plans

(Available with a subscription to an advanced market data package)

Fixed planMost popular

Stocks
$4.95 /trade
Options
$4.95 + $0.75/contract
ETFs
Buy for free
Sell for $4.95/trade

Variable plan

Stocks
1¢/share
min $0.01 to max $6.95
Options
$6.95 + $0.75/contract
ETFs
Buy for free
Sell for 1¢/share;
min $0.01 to max $6.95

To unlock active trader pricing, you will need to subscribe to an advanced market data package

Get started by opening a self-directed investing account


Frequently asked questions

The first step to getting the active trader program is to open an account. Once your account is open, log in to Questrade. From the ACCOUNTS area, hover over ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT and select the Market data tab. Here is where you subscribe to an advanced market data plan and select your pricing plan.

Of course. If you find you would like to switch your pricing or data, simply log in to Questrade. From the ACCOUNTS area, hover over ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT and select the Market data tab. You will be able to switch between both pricing and data here.

Yes, Questrade offers all the major North American exchanges. If there is an exchange you want real-time data for, you can add it onto your package for its own individual price. Go to market data fees for a full list of individual exchanges.

The monthly fee is based on the market data package you select. If you select the U.S. market data package, your monthly fee will be USD. If you select the Canadian market data package, your monthly fee will be CAD.

The data package fee is charged at the beginning of the month and is eligible for a rebate, which is based on your monthly trading commissions. If you generate more than CAD $48.95 in trading commissions you will receive a rebate of $19.95 on your monthly fee. If you generate more than CAD $399.95 in trading commissions, you will receive a rebate on the full monthly fee ($89.95). Your rebate is based on all commissions generated in the trading platforms, including stock, options and ETF trades. Your rebate will be issued in the currency of the package.


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Disclosure

Data costs and commission rebates on data plans are based on the subscribed data and commission accumulated during the current calendar month. Data costs are billed in the currency of the plan and do not include applicable QST, or HST/GST. Calculations for data rebates exclude all commissions generated outside the trading platforms, including mutual funds, gold, bonds, GICs, and all trades placed through our trade desk. Exchange, ECN, ATS, and SEC fees do not accrue toward calculating data fee rebates. Commission thresholds are based on the combined Canadian amounts; U.S. commissions are calculated using the end of month exchange rate. The Questrade Advantage™ is a program available to all clients who subscribe to an advanced Canadian or U.S. market data plan. The Questrade Advantage program is designed to provide lower pricing for frequent traders. Any manipulation of the spirit of the program may result in a client being removed from the Advantage program.
Market data package rebates are rebated in the currency of the package.

There is an additional $45 commission for any trade called into the trade desk. Partial fills (orders filled over multiple days) are subject to additional commission charges. Selling U.S. Securities will incur a fee charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Exchange and ECN fees may apply. Borrow fees may apply if you hold a short investment overnight.