A century of trust

Helping clients achieve peace of mind, now and for the future.

Why choose RBC Estate & Trust Services

Top choice of individuals, families and businesses since 1899


Highly skilled professionals
Highly skilled professionals

who have a reputation for technical fiduciary knowledge balanced with compassion and impartial guidance as they build trusted relationships with you and your family.

A personal relationship
A personal relationship

with a dedicated professional who will partner with you to address what’s important to you and your family and deliver exceptional service.

Integrated wealth management solutions
Integrated wealth management solutions

with access to other services including tax preparation, investment management, banking services and more.

As the premier Trust Company in Canada

Our Estate & Trust Services team is comprised of specialized and experienced professionals including legal counsel, accountants and other specialists with years of estate and trust experience.

We are an exceptionally strong professional trust services firm, supported by the strength, stability and resources of RBC Financial Group, Canada’s largest bank.

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Solutions & services

Estate solutions

Whether you are an executor1 for a loved one’s estate or planning your own estate, we can help guide you through what can be a complex and emotional experience.

Trust solutions

From providing for your family to minimizing taxes and probate fees, a trust can be used to achieve your financial goals now and for future generations to come.

Incapacity solutions2

Being named in a Power of Attorney to manage the affairs of a loved one who can no longer take care of it themselves, is both time-consuming and a great responsibility. Whether you are named or considering who to name for yourself, see how we can help.

Aboriginal Trust services

RBC Aboriginal Trust Services is a specialized team of experienced trust professionals, dedicated exclusively to working with Aboriginal clients.

Registered plans trustee services

As one of the leading providers of Registered Plan trust services, RBC Estate & Trust Services provides the legal framework to establish and support registered specimen plans. Plan sponsors benefit from our service excellence and depth of expertise.

Retirement compensation arrangements

As one of the leading providers of RCA services, RBC Estate & Trust Services provides timely, accurate and efficient administration for single and multi-member RCA’s. Plan sponsors benefit from our service excellence and depth of expertise.

Escrow services

An experienced team of trust professionals oversees the administration and monitoring of escrow accounts to ensure full compliance with escrow conditions.

1) In Quebec, “liquidator”, in Ontario, “estate trustee with a will.”
2) Terminology varies by province. “Mandate” in Quebec, “Power of Attorney” in the rest of Canada. In Quebec, “mandatary” is the person being appointed; in the rest of Canada, the appointee is considered the “attorney.”

Taking over Power of Attorney of a loved one

Taking over Power of Attorney of a loved one

View Tony Maiorino’s story (Vice President & Head, RBC Wealth Management Services) and how RBC Estate & Trust Services can help you with your duties as attorney.



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Aboriginal Trust Services - Hagwilget story

Aboriginal Trust Services - Hagwilget story

With over 20 years of experience assisting Aboriginal communities, we recognize the unique challenges affecting the administration of their trusts.



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Resource centre

A wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. Guides, articles, checklists and client stories on how Estate & Trust Services can help protect and transfer your wealth.

Kit

Executor/liquidator kit for settling an estate

Download this FREE guide that will help you through the various steps involved in the estate settlement process.

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Kit

Reference guide for acting as an attorney under a Power of Attorney

Download this FREE guide, which provides information about the duties of being an attorney and how you can get help with those duties.

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Financial literacy

Why testamentary trusts are not dead

See why testamentary trusts continue to offer many benefits despite the elimination of the tax advantages.

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Retirement

Estate planning: How to live, and give, in the longevity boom

The so-called “longevity boom” taking place in developed countries is putting pressure on Canadians looking at how they should save, spend and transfer their wealth over a longer lifespan.

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