2021 Canadian ETF Market Wrap-Up
March 2, 2022
Canada’s ETF market takes a victory lap amidst growing advisor and investor uptake.
Ending 2021 at USD 255 billion in assets and with USD 39 billion in flows—strong increases over 2020—Canada’s exchange-traded fund (ETF) market shows attractive growth as the structure gains adoption from advisors as well as retail investors. The product is poised for expansion as a wide variety of users gain familiarity with the lower-cost structure.
Explore ETF growth drivers
ETF issuers perceive the increased use of active ETFs, advisor movement toward fee-based practices, and advisors increasing ETF allocations as major asset growth drivers.
Discover top ETF issuers by asset and net flows
While the top-10 ETF issuers remained the same from 2020, important divergences occurred in flows across product lines in 2021.
Assess opportunities for expansion
Innovative ETF product development accompanied by strong adoption and flows suggest a bright future for Canada’s ETF industry.
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