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Dividends, interest on bonds, deposits and savings certificates, and other investment income

Part A - Short definition:

Refers to all dividends, interest and other investment income, excluding capital gains or losses, received in 2010.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to interest received during calendar year 2010 from deposits in banks, trust companies, cooperatives, credit unions, caisses populaires, etc., as well as interest on savings certificates, bonds and debentures, and all dividends from both Canadian and foreign corporate stocks and mutual funds. Also included is other investment income from either Canadian or foreign sources, such as net rents from real estate, mortgage and loan interest received, regular income from an estate or trust fund, and interest from insurance policies. Does not include capital gains or losses.

Reported in:


Reported for:

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s):

Direct variable: Questions 54 and 55 (i)


Positive or negative dollar value or nil


While it should be included conceptually, it was not always possible to measure the income earned within a registered Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). Refer to the Income Reference Guide, National Household Survey, for more details.

See also 'Remarks' under Total income.

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