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List of Canadian ETFs Listed on U.S. Exchanges

Canada has six ETFs on U.S. exchanges specifically focusing on Canadian stocks with an additional 20 ETFS where Canadian companies represent a significant percentage of the ETF weight (30% or higher). Here are a few notes on Canadian ETFs:

  • The broad-based ETFs focusing on Canada are a familiar trio of ETFs for those familiar with individual country ETFs. There is the iShares ETF (EWC) that is based on an index that is designed to represent approximately 85% of the entire Canadian stock market based on market capitalization. There are also the First Trust (FCAN) and SPDR (QCAN) ETFs that select Canadian companies based on certain fundamental criteria/factors.
  • As has been the trend in recent years, we are starting to see more and more individual sector ETFs for countries. There currently is only one Canadian sector ETF which focuses on Canadian oil & gas stocks. However, given the size of the Canadian economy and the proximity to the United States, we likely will see more Canadian sector ETFs on U.S. exchanges in the future.
  • While there is only one ETF focusing on a Canadian Sector, there are over 20 mining ETFs that are weighted towards, and sometimes heavily, Canadian mining companies. In particular, Canada tends to dominate the precious metals category where it is not uncommon for Canadian mining companies to make up between 50 to 70% of the entire ETF weight.

ETFs Focusing on Canada

First Trust Canada AlphaDEX Fund (FCAN)

iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC)

SPDR MSCI Canada Quality Mix ETF (QCAN)

Hedged ETFs

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Canada ETF (HEWC)


Guggenheim Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY) (Oil & gas exploration, production, storage and transportation)

Small-Cap ETFs

IQ Canada Small Cap ETF (CNDA) (Weighted towards energy and material sectors)

ETFs that are Weighted Towards Canadian Companies

Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX)

Global X Uranium ETF (URA)

Global Gold Mining ETFs

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Fund (GDXJ) (Mid and small-sized companies)

iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)

Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GLDX) (Gold exploration)

PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio (PSAU) (Gold and precious metals mining companies)

Sprott Gold Miners ETF (SGDM) (Companies chosen based on price correlation to the spot price of gold)

World Gold Leverage

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (JNUG) (Small-sized companies)

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT) (Daily Target 3x)

ProShares Ultra Gold Miners ETF (GDXX) (Daily Target 2x)

ProShares Ultra Junior Miners ETF (GDJJ) (Small-sized companies)

World Gold Short

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares (JDST) (Small-sized companies)

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares (DUST) (Daily Target -3x)

ProShares UltraShort Gold Miners (GDXS) (Daily Target -2x)

ProShares UltraShort Junior Miners ETF (GDJS) (Small-sized companies; Daily Target -2x)

Silver Mining ETFs

iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners Fund (SLVP)

Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)

PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Minors/Explorers) ETF (SILJ) (Small-sized companies)