The funds in the RESP account can be invested according to their own risks and returns, including savings, bonds, mutual funds, EFT, stocks, etc. Investment income and government grants you receive when you withdraw money from a RESP are taxable, but contributions you make with your own funds are not taxed. These amounts are taxed by the student, and as students generally apply the lowest tax brackets, this usually means paying little or no tax.
When your child is admitted to an eligible post-secondary institution, you can withdraw funds for educational purposes. Payments made using these funds are called Educational Assistance Payment (EAP).
A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) can fund full-time or part-time vocational training, college and university study-related expenses.