What is T+2?

Change to Trade Settlement Date

Effective September 5, 2017, the standard settlement period will be shortened to two business days after the trade date (referred to as T+2) for securities that currently settle in three days.

This is an industry-wide enhancement that affects all equities and mutual fund transactions on both Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Securities that already have a shorter settlement period (e.g. GICs) are not changing.

T+2 refers to the settlement cycle of the trade date (T), plus the number of business days (+2) until the settlement date.

The trade date is when the buy/sell order is executed and the settlement date is when the payment/share delivery is made.

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