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100 commission-free ETFs

There are no trading commissions when you buy and sell any of 100 free exchange-traded funds. Our select list has been carefully curated to allow you to build a well-diversified portfolio or take specific positions in different markets. The list encompasses a vast array of asset classes, geographies, industry sectors, capitalization sizes and currencies.

Free trading in select ETFs from

iShares by BlackRock Vanguard SPDR Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Desjardins PowerShares

Use the free ETFs to diversify your portfolio

Asset class

You have all the building blocks for a precise asset allocation strategy, with equity, fixed income and money market ETFs.


Diversify beyond North America and into broader groups of economies such as Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, or specific countries/regions such as the U.K., Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil.


From consumer staples and industrials, to precious metals and real estate, we've included ETFs from a range of sectors and subsectors across Canadian, U.S. and international markets.


Track large or small-cap company indices.

Equity income

Get dividend exposure and preferred shares in North American and international ETFs.

Fixed income

Investment grade to high yield options for generating income and diversifying beyond equities.

Currency options

Nearly half our free ETFs are U.S.-listed, giving you many options for gaining exposure to the underlying asset class, and to U.S. currency as well.


Choose from the world's top providers including BlackRock (iShares), State Street Global Advisors, Horizons, Invesco Canada (PowerShares), Vanguard, WisdomTree, First Asset, ProShares, and First Trust.

Responsible investing

We offer 10 ETFs for those who prefer investments that involve environmental, social, and governance considerations.

Symbol Name Asset class Region Type
MPCF Mackenzie Portfolio Completion ETF Balanced Global Portfolio
DCU Desjardins Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF Fixed income CA Broad market
XGB iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF Fixed income CA Government
DFE Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor Equity Emerging Smart Beta
HHF Horizons Morningstar Hedge Fund Index ETF Other Global Alternative
FLN First Trust Latin America Alphadex Fund Equity Latin America All cap
CBN iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio Index ETF Balanced Global Growth
CBD iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio Index ETF Balanced Global Income
FIE iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF Balanced CA Financial
CBO iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF Fixed income CA Corporate
CLF iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF Fixed income CA Government
XQB iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF Fixed income CA Broad market
CHB iShares Advantaged U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) Fixed income US Corporate
CSD iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF Fixed income US Income
XRB iShares Canadian Real Return Bond Index ETF Fixed income CA Real return
VBG Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Aggregate Bond Index ETF (CAD-hedged) Fixed income Global Broad market
XIG iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) Fixed income US Corporate
FAO First Asset Active Credit ETF Fixed income CA & US Corporate
CMR iShares Premium Money Market ETF Fixed income CA Money market
HYI Horizons Active High Yield Bond ETF Fixed income CA & US Broad
DCS Desjardins Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF Fixed income CA Short-term
HUG Horizons Comex Gold ETF Commodity Global Gold
HUZ Horizons Comex Silver ETF Commodity Global Silver
HUC Horizons NYMEX Crude Oil ETF Commodity Global Energy
HUN Horizons NYMEX Natural Gas ETF Commodity Global Energy
XMC iShares S&P U.S. Mid-Cap Index ETF Equity US Mid cap
PZW PowerShares FTSE RAFI Global Small-Mid Fundamental ETF — CAD Equity Global Small-mid cap
HXE Horizons S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF Equity CA Energy
RIT First Asset Canadian REIT ETF Equity CA Real estate
HMF Horizons Auspice Managed Futures Index ETF Equity Global Hedge strategies
HXS Horizons S&P 500 Index ETF Equity US Large cap
XSU iShares U.S. Small Cap Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) Equity US Small cap
HOG Horizons Canadian Midstream Oil & Gas Index ETF Equity CA Energy
HXT Horizons S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF Equity CA Large cap
XEN iShares Jantzi Social Index ETF Equity CA Socially responsible
XST iShares S&P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF Equity CA Consumer staples
XIT iShares S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index ETF Equity CA Technology
XUT iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF Equity CA Utilities
XMD iShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF Equity CA Small-mid cap
XCS iShares S&P/TSX Small Cap Index ETF Equity CA Small cap
PDC Powershares Canadian Dividend Index ETF Equity CA Dividend
COW iShares Global Agriculture Index ETF Equity Global Agriculture
CGR iShares Global Real Estate Index ETF Equity Global Real estate
CIE iShares International Fundamental Index ETF Equity Global All cap
CJP iShares Japan Fundamental Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) Equity Japan All cap
CWW iShares Global Water Index ETF Equity Global Water
HAZ Horizons Active Global Dividend ETF Equity Global Dividend
XBM iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF Equity Global Materials
XCH iShares China Index ETF Equity China Large cap
XEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF Equity Emerging Mid-large cap
XID iShares India Index ETF Equity India Large cap
XHC iShares Global Healthcare Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) Equity Global Healthcare
XPF iShares S&P/TSX N.A. Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) Equity CA & US Preferred equity
DCP Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF Equity CA Preferred equity
DFC Desjardins Canada Multifactor – Controlled Volatility ETF Equity CA Smart Beta
DFU Desjardins USA Multifactor – Controlled Volatility ETF Equity US Smart Beta
DFD Desjardins Developed ex-USA ex-Canada Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF Equity International Smart Beta

Note: This list of eligible ETFs is subject to change without notice at Qtrade Investor's discretion.

Symbol Name Asset class Region Type
EMBH iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Markets Bond ETF Fixed income Emerging Hedge strategies
TFLO iShares Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF Bond Fixed income US Treasury
EMCB WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund Fixed income Emerging Corporate
HHYX iShares Currency Hedged International High Yield Bond ETF Fixed income Global High yield
PGHY PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio Fixed income Global High yield
GBF iShares Government/Credit Bond ETF Fixed income US Government
HSCZ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF Equity Global Small cap
ISCF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl Small-Cap ETF Equity Global Small cap
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF Equity International Socially responsible
MPCT iShares MSCI Global Impact ETF Equity Global Socially responsible
ESGE iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Canada Index ETF Equity Emerging Socially responsible
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF Equity Global Low carbon
SHE SPDR® SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF Equity US Diversity
EXI iShares Global Industrials ETF Equity Global Industrials
EUMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe ETF Equity Europe Large cap
HEUS iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF Equity Europe Small cap
HEWU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF Equity Europe Mid-large cap
FGM First Trust Germany AlphaDEX® Fund Equity Europe All cap
GML SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America Equity Latin America All cap
GULF WisdomTree Middle East Dividend Fund Equity Middle East Dividend
TOLZ ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF Equity Global Infrastructure
EMIF iShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF Equity Emerging Infrastructure
DVYA iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF Equity Emerging Dividend
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF Equity Global Preferred equity
MRGR ProShares Merger ETF Equity Global Mergers
HDG ProShares Hedge Replication ETF Equity Global Hedge strategies
IYG iShares US Financial Services ETF Equity US Financial
IYW iShares US Technology ETF Equity US Information technology
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF Equity US Socially responsible
VCR Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF Equity US Consumer discretionary
VDC Vanguard Consumers Staples ETF Equity US Consumer staples
VDE Vanguard Energy ETF Equity US Energy
VHT Vanguard Health Care ETF Equity US Healthcare
VIS Vanguard Industrials ETF Equity US Industrials
VAW Vanguard Materials ETF Equity US Materials
VOX Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF Equity US Telecommunication services
VPU Vanguard Utilities ETF Equity US Utilities
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF Equity Global Clean energy
RXI iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF Equity Global Consumer discretionary
MXI iShares Global Materials ETF Equity Global Materials
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF Equity Global Information technology
IXP iShares Global Telecom ETF Equity Global Telecommunication services
JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF Equity Global Utilities
IPW SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF Equity Global Energy
IPF SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF Equity Global Financial
PXF PowerShares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. Portfolio Equity Global Developed markets

Note: This list of eligible ETFs is subject to change without notice at Qtrade Investor's discretion.

How to qualify for commission-free ETF trading


  • Buy or sell any of the 100 ETFs through our website
  • Hold the ETF for a minimum of one business day
  • Trade a minimum order value of $1,000
  • Ensure you are signed up for eDocuments