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IFIC is your trusted resource for statistical data and research on the investment funds industry in Canada.

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Strengthening the Lives of Individual Canadians and Families

86%

Recent independent research confirms that, to meet their financial goals, Canadians have greater confidence in mutual funds (86%) than other financial products such as GICs (59%), bonds (51%) and stocks (64%).

$1.42 T

Canadians build financial security with $1.42 trillion in mutual funds as of April 30, 2017.

4.9 M

As of 2015, 33% (4.9 million) of Canadian households held mutual funds.

31%

Mutual funds account for 31% of Canadians’ financial wealth.

$25,000

Half of mutual fund investors had less than $25,000 to invest when they first started using an advisor.

Strengthening Canada’s Economy and Creating Jobs

192,600

The economic activity generated by the industry supported a total of 192,600 jobs.

$17 B

In 2012, the Canadian mutual funds industry directly created $5.8 billion in real GDP, and had a total economic footprint of $17 billion (1% of total GDP).

$7 B

The Canadian mutual funds industry contributed $7 billion to total tax revenues in Canada ($3.9 billion at the federal level and $3.1 billion at the provincial level).
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