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Susan Yao-Arkilander

Investment Advisor

  • CFP®

Sound investment advice built to help weather all market conditions

As you achieve your life's goals from years of hard work, you may realize that your financial situation becoming more complex. When you arrive at this stage of life and need professional assistance with wealth and investment management, we can provide our professional advice and services.

From managing your investment portfolios to planning to optimize your wealth from a business sale, intergenerational wealth transfer, multi-jurisdictional families and assets transfer, or maximizing the tax and asset efficiency by allocating investment assets to family trusts, holding companies, registered and non-registered accounts as well as using tax-sheltered insurance policies, to creating a strategy for charitable gift-giving to your own family foundations well in advance of the actual gifting, you have access to our team of tax, legal and insurance experts through me.

Prior to being invited to join TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, Susan was an investment and wealth advisor with RBC Dominion Securites where she won the 2008 Best Practice Advisor by DS Advisory Board and where she provided a comprehensive range of investment and wealth management services customized to her select clients.  Her 20 years of experience in various roles as a branch manager/ assistant vice president in a Citigroup affiliate in Asia, a private banker and a senior planner with another Canadian bank, gave her a distinct advantage in developing solid client relationship and providing world-class solutions to more complex needs of her high net worth clients.

Susan has obtained a prestigious designation of CFP or Certified Financial Planner and has completed her LLQP certification on insurance. She has a graduate degree in MBA in addition to her Bachelor of Science in Architecture.  She can fluently speak and write English, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Fukienese/ Taiwanese, and Tagalog.

To ensure her clients make sound and informed decisions, Susan is passionate about making sure her clients are educated about the various choices of investment and wealth strategies available to them. She takes extra time and care with her clients. The more her clients understand market dynamics and investing basics, the less likely of them to make unsound short term decisions based on emotions. Despite enduring the "great recession of 2008-2009", she is proud of her sound advice and disciplined investment management approach that her clients benefitted.  Most of her clients' portfolios came out in much better financial shape than before the market crash of 2008-2009.


Toll Free: 1(800) 322-1777
Fax: (905) 707-2049
Branch Office: (905) 707-2021
Branch Fax: (905) 707-2049


English, Mandarin, Chinese, Fookien, Taiwanese, Filipino

Upcoming and Past events: Wealth Forums for Business Owners & Professionals

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June 23, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Integrated Wealth Solutions for Dentists and Doctors
Meet TD's integrated wealth management team of advisors
Update on new tax rules on passive investment income inside your corporations
Learn how to maximize your tax deductions on expenses
Take advantage of a great tax shelter to earn tax-free income
Benefit from a pension-style managed portfolio; dare to compare?

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December 7, 2018 
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lunch Forum for Business Owners
Learn about strategies to limit the impact of passive investments on small business deductions
Choose tax-efficient investing with the surplus cash in your corporation
Earn tax-free retirement income with a Corporate Insured Retirement Plan, consider Immediate Financing Arrangement
Get qualified to sponsor your Registered Pension Plan, for over 40 with high T4 income

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November 29, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Integrated Wealth Management for Health Care Professionals
Learn about strategies to limit the impact of passive investments on Small Business Deduction
Choose tax-efficient investing with the surplus cash in your professional corporation
Earn tax-free income with a Corporate Insured Retirement Plan
Get qualified to sponsor your Registered Pension Plan, 40+ with T4

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May 1, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tax Changes for Private & Professional Corporations
Create a safe haven for investment income in your corporation,
Create your own Individual Pension Plan, Corporate Insured
Retirement Plan

April 24, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Estate & Business Succession Planning Strategies
Be ready for the Unexpected

April 10, 2018  
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Income Splitting Strategies
Shift income to children & dependents potentially save tax to pay
for children’s expenses

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Market Commentary

Build your understanding of investment concepts and stay current with ongoing market trends. Choose from a variety of helpful daily, monthly, and quarterly newsletters and resources.

Investing in pandemic-driven tech trends that are here to stay

The pandemic has brought a surge in certain technology trends. With vaccines now in sight, which pandemic-driven tech trends may have staying power? And how can investors continue to ride the wave? Kim Parlee speaks with Vitali Mossounov, Global Technology Analyst at TD Asset Management.

How might U.S. tax changes impact Canadians?

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned on a tax policy platform that would raise tax rates on wealthier Americans. Chris Gandhu, a High Net Worth Planner with TD Wealth, talks to Kim Parlee about what changes may be in store and how Canadians with assets in the U.S. can prepare for them

TD Economics

The analysis covers the globe, with emphasis on Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia

Monthly Perspectives | What Now?

What ever happened to certainty? Since February when COVID-19 became a global concern, we’ve experienced unimagined extremes many of which are beyond the confines of this monthly financial market update.

The Soul of the Fed

What’s that sound? That would be the collective sigh of relief emanating from C-suites across the U.S. and around the world yesterday, as executives (and their employees) register the good news that the Fed has delivered.

MoneyTalk - Questions investors are asking amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Anthony Okolie recaps the biggest news of the day including the latest COVID-19 developments, followed by a conversation between Kim Parlee and Brad Simpson, Chief Wealth Strategist, TD Wealth, about the recession, recovery, and finding a bottom for the market.  

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