Getting Started

Opening a CWB Trust Services investor mortgage account

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Original forms are no longer required to process new account applications or transactions. We accept completed scanned or faxed copies of any form.


Setting up the account

You will need to open one of the following accounts:

Account type Required forms Need help? Additional requirements
RRSP/RRIF CWBTS Self-Directed Registered Account Application
Help Guide  A locking-in agreement for all locked-in accounts
 TFSA CWBTS TFSA Application Help Guide Please enclose a legible copy of a government issued photo ID (see Part 5 of the TFSA Application Form for more details)

Please note: The "Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement" portion of the New Account Application Form or the TFSA Application Form has to be completed prior to submission if there is no securities dealer appointed to the account, or if non-marketable securities are the only assets being held within the plan.

Funding the account

You will need to have sufficient funds in the account to cover the purchase amount and any applicable processing fees. If funds are not available, you may do one of the following:

  • Make a new contribution into your CWB Trust Services RRSP or TFSA by sending a cheque to our office (please indicate "contribution" on the cheque)
  • Transfer funds from an existing registered account or TFSA at another institution to the CWB Trust Services account

More information:

Setting up the mortgage

Please select the mortgage package for your account:

Please note, CWB Trust Services will accept the appraisal conducted by an appraiser with either the AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute) or the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation.

Deposits held in CWB Trust Services’ registered accounts (ie. RRSPs, RIFs, TFSAs, LIRAs, and LIFs) are eligible for CDIC insurance coverage of up to $100K CAD equivalent. For more information about CDIC coverage, please visit the CDIC website.