Getting Started

Everything you need to know about setting up a free demo or live CFD account


Open a demo account

Practice CFD trading and get to know our Next Generation trading platform for as long as you like, obligation free. Get a feel for how the markets are moving, how our online platform works, and even test out trading strategies. It only takes around 60 seconds to sign up for our demo account, and there’s nothing to download. All you need is an email address and a password. You can also access the demo account via the iPhone, iPad or Android app™. Open your demo account here.


Apply for a live account

As soon as you’re ready to start trading CFDs for real, you can apply for a live account. Do it online right now, or use your iPhone, iPad or Android™.

Opening a live CFD account is quick and easy. You won’t be asked to provide more information than absolutely necessary to process your application and confirm your identity automatically. Open your live account here.


What you will receive when your account is opened

You will receive a welcome email containing your account number and information on how to access the CMC Next Generation platform, as well as links to help you get started more easily.

The login details that you receive will give you access to the CMC Next Generation platform via web, iPhone, iPad or Android app™

Username: Will be the email address you provided on sign-up
Password: Will be the password you provided on sign-up

If you can’t remember your password, use the ‘Forgot password?’ link on the login page, or contact a member of our Client Management Team for assistance.

Account manager
Once your live CFD account has been successfully opened, an account manager will be assigned to you for your first few weeks of trading to make sure any questions or problems you have are answered. Please note that we do not offer investment advice.


Ongoing support from the client management team

To contact the Client Management Team:

Telephone 1 866 884 2608 (option 3)

Live chat Through the ‘Live Help’ icon on our Next Generation trading platform

Email clientmanagement@cmcmarkets.ca


Ongoing education

Our education team provides webinars, seminars and online learning modules, catering for a range of trading experience as part of our ongoing education program for potential and existing customers. Whether you’re a beginner or already trading CFDs, our education program is intuitively tailored to your level of trading experience.

The Next Generation trading platform gives you a new place to view all product information in one location, including financing level, spreads, trading hours, Reuters news and live charting.


Funding your account

There is no minimum initial deposit to activate a live account, but you won’t be able to trade or access certain educational resources until you have deposited funds.

You can fund your account either via the Next Generation platform 'Payments' icon or you can call our Client Management Team on 1 866 884 2608 (option 3) for further assistance.