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Practice Investing and Tour the Platform

Practice Accounts are not a demo—they are integrated into our actual Online Investing platform. See the platform, practice placing trades and get the same online experience as with a real account. Plus, it's absolutely free.


Buy and sell different types of investments including stocks, ETFs and options


Start with $100,000 of no-risk "practice money" per Practice Account


Track your holdings over time to see how you're doing


Access the tools and research you need to become a better investor


Open multiple Practice Accounts, including a Cash, Margin and RRSP account

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Practice Account FAQs

A Practice Account is a great way to test the waters and grow your investing knowledge risk-free. You'll get an authentic investing experience without using real money and receive $100,000 in “practice money” to help you get started.

Practice Accounts allow you to experience and practice trading on our Online Investing platform. They are not available on the RBC Mobile1 app or Trading Dashboard.

You can perform almost all of the same transactions in a Practice Account as you can in a real account. These include buying and selling mutual funds, stocks and options; buying fixed-income products; and monitoring your investments over a period of time.