The below companies will purchase the initial share for you without requiring that you open an account with them. For those without a relationship with a discount broker, this may be the best way to get started with DRiPs.
- DirectInvesting.com, in most cases, will be the best way to get your first share. If you do not have a discount broker and have no plans for this, their reasonable fee will make the purchase, and (in most cases) automatically get you set up in the DRiP.
- Canadian DRIP Primer maps out how to go about getting that first share.
- The Share Exchange Board can get you in touch with others who may be willing to part with a share to get you started.