What is Level 1, 2, 3, 4 options trading?

Your option trading account is approved for a level of option trading, which determines the type of option orders you may submit.

The type of orders approved for each level are:

Level 1 Sell Calls to Open Covered Buy Calls to Close

Level 2 All trades approved for Level 1 Buy Calls or Puts to Open Sell Calls or Puts to Close

Level 3 All trades approved for Level 2 Option Spreads*

Level 4 All trades approved for Level 3 Sell Puts to Open Naked Buy Puts to Close

*Option Spreads cannot be traded online. Contact Scotia iTRADE to submit an Option Spread Order.

Last updated June 3, 2021