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Specialized Glossaries:


Mortgage / Real Estate
Life Insurance
Estate Planning

Retirement / RSP / RIF
Mutual Funds
Credit / Financing

Abbreviations / Acronyms

Special Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

The purpose of a glossary is to provide brief definitions, while not necessarily legally accurate, are tailored to suit the meaning(s) given to the special terms you may come across in dealing with retirement matters. Additional meanings for the terms may be found in a dictionary.

Index links: A-C | D-G | H-M | N-Q | R-Z

ABE
Adult basic education
ABIL
Allowable business investment loss
ACB
Adjusted cost base
AIDA
Agricultural income disaster assistance
AIL
Annual information Form
AMPA
Agricultural Marketing Programs Act
AMT
Alternative minimum tax
AVC
Additional voluntary contribution
ABS
Asset-Backed security
ABM
Automated banking machines
ADR
American Depository Receipt
ARM
Adjustable Rate Mortgage
APR
Annual percentage rate
BIS
Bank of International Settlements
BA
Banker's acceptance
BPS
Basis point
   
CA
Chartered Accountant
CCA
Capital cost allowance
CCPC
Canadian controlled private corporation
CCRA
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
CCTB
Canada child tax benefit
CDNX
Canadian venture exchange
CESG
Canada education savings grant
CGA
Certified General Accountant
CMHC
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
   
CMA
Certified Management Accountant
CIPFL
Canadian Investor Protection Fund
CNIL
Cumulative net investment loss
CPI
Consumer price index
CPP
Canada pension plan
CRCE
Canadian renewable and conservation expenses
CPA
Canadian Payments Association
CD
Certificate of Deposit
CDIC
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
CSB
Canada Savings BondsCanadian Securities Administrators (CSA):
CSA
Canadian Securities Administrators
DPSP
Deferred profit-sharing plan
DSLP
Deferred salary leave plan
DTC
Disability tax credit
DTF
Direct funds transfer
DIJA
Dow Jones Industrial Average
DPSP
Deferred profit sharing plan
DSC
Deferred sales charge
EAP
Education assistance payments
EFP
Exchange For Physicals
EAP
Education assistance payments
EFT
Electronic funds transfer
EHT
Employer health tax
El
Employment insurance
ENS
Eligible net sales
EO-LSVCC
Employee ownership labour-sponsoredventure capital corporation
ETF
Exchange Traded Funds
FMV
Fair market value
FCIDB
Federation of Canadian Independent Deposit Brokers
GAAP
Generally accepted accounting arinciples
GAAR
General anti-avoidance rule
GAINS
Guaranteed annual income system for seniors
GDP
Gross domestic product
GIA
Guaranteed interest annuities
GIC
Guaranteed investment certificate
GLS
Guaranteed income supplement
GDS
Gross debt service ratio
GDP
Gross domestic product
GNP
Gross national product
GST
Goods and services tax
GSTC
Goods and services tax credit
HBP
Home buyers plan
HST
Harmonized sales tax
IAD
Interest adjustment date
IC
Information circular
IDA
Investment Dealers Assocation
IFBC
Independent Financial Brokers of Canada
IRR
Internal Rate of Return
IRS
Internal revenue service (U.S.)
ITC
Investment tax credit
IFIC
Investment Funds Institute of Canada.
IPO
Initial public offering.
JTWRS
Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship
KYC
Know Your Client Rule
LBO
Leverage Buyout
LIRA
Locked-in retirement account
LIBOR
London Interbank Offered Rate
LIF
Life Income Fund
LP
Limited partnerships
LRIF
Life retirement income fund / Locked-in retirement income fund
LSIF
Labour-sponsored investment fund
LSVCC
Labour-sponsored venture capital corporation
LTT
Land transfer tax
MBS
Mortgage Backed Securities
MPA
Medical Power of Attorney
MER
Managementt expence ratio
MFDA
Mutual Fund Dealers Assocation
MPA
Medical Power of Attorney
MICC
Mortgage Insurance Corporation of Canada
MARMA
Modified accrual reference margin adjustment
MIA
Mandatory inventory adjustment
MURB
Multiple-unit residential building
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement.
NASDAQ
National Assocation of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system
NAV
Net Asset Value
NHA
National Housing Act
NCB
National child benefit
NISA
Net income stabilization account
NSF
Not Sufficient Funds
OAS
Old age security
OSC
Ontario Securities Commission
OTC
Over-The-Counter
OETC
Overseas employment tax credit
OFIDP
Ontario farm income disaster program
OHOSP
Ontario home ownership savings plan
OIA
Optional inventory adjustment
ORESO
Ontario research employee stock option
PIT
Principal, Interest, Taxes.
PA
Pension adjustment
PA
Power of Attorney
PAM
Pledged Account Mortgage
PAC
Pre-authorized chequing
PAR
Pension adjustment reversal
PHSP
Private health services plan
PE
Price-Earnings
PSPA
Past service pension adjustment
PST
Provincial sales tax
QFP
Qualified farming property
QPP
Quebec pension plan
REIT
Real Estate Investment Trust
R&D
Research and development
RR
Registered Representative
RCA
Retirement compensation arrangement
RESP
Registered education savings plan
ROIF
Research-oriented investment fund
RPP
Registered pension plan
RRIF
Registered retirement income fund
RRSP
Registered retirement savings plan
SBC
Small business corporation
YMPE
Yearly maximum pension earnings
SEC
Securities & Exchange Commission
SDRSP
Self-directed retirement savings plan
SBC
Small business corporation
SRO
Self-Regulatory Organization
SWP
Systematic withdrawal plan
T+1
Trade date plus one day
T+3
Trade date plus three days
TD
Term deposit
TDS
Total debt ratio
TSX (TSE)
Toronto Stock Exchange
U.I
Unemployment insurance





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