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Our Chief Investment Advisor, Iain Butler, and a team of The Motley Fool’s most talented investors from across the globe recently embarked on an unprecedented mission:

To identify the 20 Canadian small-cap companies they believe have the best shot at earning investors like you gains of 1,000%+ over the coming years.

For the next few days only, you can get the names and full details on these 20 potential “10-baggers” when you join Iain and his team in a first-of-its-kind project they have dubbed Discovery Canada 2017.

2 Great Dividend-Growth Stocks for Your RRSP

Opening and contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a great way to set money aside for retirement, and deductible contributions can help reduce your taxes. Dividend-growth stocks are ideal investment options for RRSPs, so let’s take a closer look at two that you could buy today.

1. Transcontinental Inc.

Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A) is Canada’s largest printer. It provides a wide range of printed products, such as flyers and inserts, newspapers, magazines, marketing products, books, in-store signage, and carton packaging to large corporate customers across North America. It’s also one of Canada’s leading providers of local media solutions, interactive marketing products, business and educational publications, and flexible packaging solutions.

Transcontinental currently pays a quarterly dividend of $0.185 per share, representing $0.74 per share on an annualized basis, which gives its stock a yield of about 3.9% at today’s levels. This yield is very safe when you consider that its free cash flow totaled $98.8 million and its dividend payments totaled $27.6 million in its six-month period ended on April 30, resulting in a very low payout ratio of 27.9%.

Investors must also note that Transcontinental’s two dividend hikes since the start of 2015, including its 6.3% hike in March 2015 and its 8.8% hike in March of this year, have it on pace for 2016 to mark the 15th consecutive year in which it has raised its annual dividend payment, and its strong generation of cash flows, ongoing acquisition activity, and sound financial position could allow this streak to continue going forward.

2. Jean Coutu Group PJC Inc.

Jean Coutu Group PJC Inc. (TSX:PJC.A) is one of Canada’s largest franchisors of pharmacies with a network of 420 stores located across Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Linique, PJC Sante, and PJC Sante Beaute. It also owns Pro Doc Ltd., a manufacturer of generic drugs.

Jean Coutu currently pays a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share, representing $0.48 per share on an annualized basis, which gives its stock a yield of about 2.5% at today’s levels. This yield is very safe when you consider that its free cash flow totaled $37.9 million and its dividend payments totaled $22.2 million in its three-month period ended on May 28, resulting in a sound payout ratio of 58.6%.

Investors must also note that Jean Coutu’s 9.1% dividend hike in April has it on pace for fiscal 2017 to mark the 10th consecutive fiscal year in which it has raised its annual dividend payment, and its strong operational performance, asset-light business model, and ample liquidity could allow this streak to continue for the foreseeable future.

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Fool contributor Joseph Solitro has no position in any stocks mentioned.

NEW! This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon In 1997

For only the 5th time in over 14 years, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner just issued a Buy Recommendation on this recent Canadian IPO.

Stock Advisor Canada’s Chief Investment Adviser, Iain Butler, also recommended this company back in March – and it’s already up a whopping 57%!

Enter your email address below to find out how you can claim your copy of this brand new report, “Breakthrough IPO Receives Rare Endorsement.”

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