Step 1

Open two or more accounts at the same time by choosing one of our new packaged accounts:

Opening an account online is easy and it only takes about 20 minutes. In addition to your legal name, residential mailing address and telephone number, you'll need the following information on hand:
  • Social insurance number or social security 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).

To keep the process as smooth as possible, your computer should have:
  • Internet Explorer 7.x, Mozilla Firefox 2.x, Safari 3.x or Google Chrome 3.x. Your browser should be Javascript enabled.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Flash player 10 or higher
  • Access to a printer

Step 1
Online banking is one of the most popular and fastest ways to fund a Questrade account. All major chartered banks and credit unions offer it as an online bill payment tool, which can be set up as one-time or recurring, and can be post-dated.

We've made it easy to move to Questrade. After you've opened an account, fill out the one-page transfer form, and we'll take care of the rest. Most clients will be able to transfer their holdings in-kind, meaning you retain ownership of your investments and any credit or debit in cash/positions will automatically be forwarded to your Questrade account.

You can monitor the status of your transfer in myQuestrade. Select the my requests tab and click request history.

Stocks & options accounts
$1,000 to purchase stocks and options
$5,000 to trade option spreads
$25,000 to write/sell uncovered options

To keep your account in good standing, $250 equity or account value is required.

FX & CFD accounts
USD $1,000 for an FX & CFD accounts .

CAD deposits to FX & CFD accounts are accepted and will be automatically converted to USD upon receipt.

*Some CFD products may require a higher balance.

Step 1
As soon as your account is funded, you're ready to start trading. We'll contact you with the information you'll need to access your platform. For security reasons, we do not send trading IDs and passwords by email.

Keeping your personal information secure is our priority. Visit our security centre to learn more.

TIP: you can check the status of your account in myQuestrade.

Questrade client services are available Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. For the fastest support in English, French and Mandarin, use our online live help tool. Phone and email support is also available.