Tools & calculators

Make planning for your financial future and retirement easier with some of our tools and calculators.



Health insurance products

Health insurance gives you financial coverage to help pay for health-care needs. This insurance goes above and beyond Canadian health-care coverage.

Personal and family health insurance

A policy or contract that gives you, the insured person, financial coverage to help pay for health-care needs. Depending on your policy, the insurance company pays for your covered health-care expenses. You pay the insurance company a monthly premium or fee.

Disability Insurance

Disability insurance (DI) is a type of health insurance. It helps protect you financially by replacing a portion of your income. You receive a benefit if you’re ever diagnosed with a covered medical illness, mental health issue, or injury that prevents you from working.

Critical illness insurance

Critical illness insurance (CII) is a type of health insurance. CII coverage can help Canadians or those living in Canada pay the additional costs associated with life-altering illnesses like cancer, stroke, heart attack and dementia.

Travel insurance

Whether you’re headed outside your home province or to the other side of the world, traveling can be stressful.
Travel insurance can help protect you from the difficulties that come from unexpected medical expenses

Dental insurance

Dental insurance, included in a personal health insurance plan from Sun Life, can help you manage dental costs including cleanings, braces, crowns and more.

Long term care insurance

Long term care insurance from Sun Life provides an income-style benefit if you become unable to care for yourself due to aging, a serious accident, severe illness or deteriorated mental abilities.

Life insurance products

Life insurance allows you to protect the people you love by providing your beneficiaries a tax-free cash payment when you die.

Whole life insurance

A type of permanent life insurance that gives your beneficiaries a tax-free payment after you die (called a death benefit). Your beneficiaries can use the money from the death benefit any way they want.
While some life insurance plans offer coverage for a specific amount of time, whole life insurance has no time limit because it covers you throughout your life. So you don’t have to worry about your coverage expiring or renewing your policy.

Participating life insurance

Participating life insurance (also called par insurance) is a contract that offers three important features: lifetime insurance, cash-value growth and a chance to earn policy dividends.

Term life insurance

An affordable life insurance policy that gives you financial protection for a certain period of time. If you die while your policy is still active, then your beneficiaries receive a lump-sum, tax-free payment (called the death benefit). They can use this money any way they please.

Mortgage protection insurance

Thinking of buying a new home? Your mortgage lender may offer the option of buying mortgage insurance (also known as creditor insurance). But do you really need it? Or do you need mortgage protection insurance instead?

Permanent Life Insurance

A type of life insurance policy that provides you with lifelong coverage to protect your loved ones. This coverage never expires, no matter your age or if your health changes. Permanent life insurance provides a death benefit, which is a tax-free payment your beneficiaries will get after you die.

Universal life insurance

The most flexible types of permanent life insurance for Canadian residents.
It offers key financial planning features such as lifelong protection that never expires and opportunities for tax-preferred savings growth.

Saving and budgeting

Reaching your financial goals starts with a budget and savings plan. Let’s make your money go further.

RRSP (Registered retirement savings plan)

A type of savings account specially designed to help Canadians save for their retirement.
It comes with tax advantages that let you save and grow your money now, while deducting your RRSP contributions from your current tax bill.

TFSA (Tax-free savings account)

A tax-free savings account (TFSA) is a registered investment account that’s designed to help Canadians save money.

Any income earned within a TFSA, including interest, dividends and capital gains is tax-free.

RESPs (Registered education savings plan)†

A tax-deferred account to help you save for a child’s or grandchild’s post-secondary education. Anyone can open a RESP and contribute money at any time, up to a lifetime total of $50,000 per child. Contributions aren’t tax deductible, but any investment income earned within the plan will be taxed only when it’s withdrawn.

GICs (Guaranteed investment product)**

Designed for people who want to protect their principal and earn a guaranteed rate of return.
Because of their many features, guaranteed interest products are an important component of both registered and non-registered savings plans – as well as retirement income plans.

Mutual funds†

A mutual fund is a pool of money and investments (e.g. stocks, bonds and other types of investments) that are managed by a professional fund manager.

Segregated funds

Segregated fund contracts are a popular investment option, available only from life insurance companies. Similar to mutual funds, segregated funds are large pools of money invested in stocks, bonds or other securities. These contracts have higher fees than mutual funds because they also offer guarantees and some of the additional benefits of a life insurance contract.

Annuity products

An annuity protects you from the risk of outliving your money and helps to cover basic expenses in retirement. In exchange for a lump-sum premium, an insurance company – like Sun Life – guarantees to pay you an income for life or as long as the annuity contract specifies. Your income will be secure from both market and interest rate risks – and, if you buy your annuity with non-registered savings, you could also benefit from tax savings.

LIRA (Locked-in retirement account)

A registered account designed to hold and invest pension assets that you and your former employers contributed to. Investments within the LIRA grow tax-deferred – this means you won’t have to pay taxes on investment growth until you withdraw funds.

†Mutual funds distributed through Sun Life Financial Investment Services (Canada) Inc.

**Sun Life Financial Trust Inc. is the issuer of Sun GIC Max and Guaranteed Investment Certificates. Sun Life Financial Trust Inc. is a member of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). An Insurance GIC is an accumulation annuity issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.

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