Plan when and how to withdraw your savings and investments after retirement

If you want to maximize your savings, you'll need to plan when to use your various sources of income. A withdrawal plan lets you optimize the amounts you withdraw while minimizing your tax burden and maximizing your retirement income.

Don't forget—your retirement could last a long time! That's why it's important to adopt a long-term vision and diversify your investments. Doing so will allow you to adapt to changing circumstances during retirement while enjoying your savings from day one.

FlexiFonds: The next logical step in your journey with the Fonds

Note that you can easily remain in the Fonds family and transfer your Fonds products to FlexiFonds, either online or by calling 1-833-383-2121.

Choosing the right FlexiFonds savings vehicles for your retirement

Every person's retirement is unique, and adopting a strategy that's tailored to your needs and reality is essential. You owe it to yourself to choose savings solutions that will allow you to take full advantage of your retirement while carrying out projects you care about so that you can enjoy this new chapter in your life to the fullest.

Taking advantage of different savings vehicles that complement each other can really pay off. For example, you can reap the benefits of various savings vehicles by combining a TFSA with an RRSP, a TFSA with a RRIF, or a TFSA with an RRSP and investment account.

FlexiFonds TFSA
Take advantage of tax-sheltered earnings.
Save for a project or boost your retirement income.
Learn more about the FlexiFonds TFSA
FlexiFonds RRSP
Take advantage of the RRSP tax deduction.
Maximize your retirement savings.
Learn more about the FlexiFonds RRSP
FlexiFonds RRIF
Transfer money from your RRSP+ to unlock retirement income while your savings continue to grow tax-free.
Learn more about the FlexiFonds RRIF
Investment Account with FlexiFonds
Keep saving, even if you've already reached your maximum RRSP or TFSA contributions with a non-registered savings vehicle.
Learn more about the Investment Account with FlexiFonds

Personalized advice and service you can trust​

The FlexiFonds mutual fund advisors are here to help you with your savings. With zero pressure and zero commissions, they put their expertise and skill at your disposal. They will be happy to answer your questions and help you choose among our FlexiFonds savings solutions.

Call the FlexiFonds mutual fund advisors at 1-833-383-2121

Redeem shares held in your RRSP+ with the Fonds

By saving with the Fonds, you benefitted from an additional 30% in tax savings.¹ If you're planning to retire, it's important to make sure you're eligible to withdraw your savings.

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Transfer your money to FlexiFonds

Did you know? You can transfer money directly from your RRSP+ with the Fonds to an RRSP or RRIF with FlexiFonds via your online account. It's simple, fast, and secure!

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  • You can withdraw the funds in your RRSP+ under the following conditions:

    • You're at least 45 years old • You receive a pension from an employer-sponsored registered pension plan • You own shares that you have held for at least 730 days (two years)

    To learn more about redeeming retirement funds before age 65, see our FAQ section.

  • Are you thinking of retiring, but aren't quite ready to stop working completely? Phased retirement is a great way to create a smooth transition from work to retirement. This option also allows you to keep earning professional income.

    As soon as you begin your phased retirement, you can request to redeem shares held in your RRSP+ with the Fonds if you meet the following criteria:

    • You're at least 50 years old • You've contributed to the Québec Pension Plan (QPP) for at least one year • You're a salaried employee • You've signed an agreement with your employer(s) to reduce your regular work hours by at least 20% until retirement

    To learn more about making a request to redeem shares as part of a phased retirement, please see our FAQ section.

  • Are you eligible for the Fonds' 30% in tax credits?¹

    Even if you're retired, you may be eligible to take advantage of an additional 30% in tax credits.¹

    Are you eligible for the Quebec tax credit?

    Yes, if you meet the following criteria:

    • You are between 45 and 64 years of age and you receive retirement income AND more than $3,500 in employment income (gross amount) or business income (net amount)

    Please note that if you have redeemed amounts from a labour-sponsored fund for retirement/pre-retirement or disability, you are no longer eligible for the credit

    No, in the following cases:

    • You are between 45 and 64 years of age and receive only retirement income • You are 65 or older • You've submitted a request to redeem your shares within 60 days • You've submitted a request to redeem your shares from a labour-sponsored fund due to disability

    This applies only to credits for shares acquired after the date of the redemption request

    Are you eligible for the federal tax credit?

    Under federal legislation, a federal tax credit may only be granted if you're also eligible for the Quebec tax credit. Note that you may be able to claim a 15% tax credit from the Quebec government and a 15% tax credit from the federal government. For more information, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-7383.

    Note: In the case of a spousal RRSP+, both individuals must meet the eligibility criteria for the credits.

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Did you know?

Only shares held for 730 days (i.e., two years) are eligible when you submit a request to redeem your shares. For example, if you own 100 Fonds shares, but 10 were purchased in the last two years, you will only be able to sell 90 of them immediately.

Brochure to download : Make the most of your savings, and your retirement

You've been saving for retirement all your life, and now it's time to make the most of it. To help you make the transition, the Fonds has prepared a few tips regarding withdrawal strategies, retirement income, and how to manage your personal finances.

Download the brochure

Most frequently asked questions

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What is a mutual fund?
A mutual fund is a pool of money collected from investors. Managed by a fund manager, the allocation of the invested amounts is determined based on the fund's objectives.
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Can I transfer my savings to FlexiFonds from another financial institution?
Yes. You can transfer a TFSA or RRSP to FlexiFonds by phone or directly online. To transfer a RRIF, you will need to call us.
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Do I get the 30% tax credits with the FlexiFonds offering?
The 30% tax credits are only available with the Class A shares of the Fonds. No labour-sponsored fund tax credit is applicable to FlexiFonds. With  FlexiFonds products, you get the tax benefits related to the savings vehicles offered and the opportunity to easily access your savings when you need them.
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Are the Fonds' savings products guaranteed investments?
Investments are not guaranteed, whether they are investments in the Fonds' shares or in FlexiFonds mutual funds.
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Who can buy FlexiFonds mutual fund units?
Whether you're a Fonds saver or not, you can buy FlexiFonds mutual fund units if you are 18 years of age or older and reside in Québec.
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Which savings vehicles are available with the FlexiFonds offering?
You can currently invest in an RRSP, TFSA, RRIF and an investment account.
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Give us a call, and let's talk about your plan!

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