I tried Google to seek high-rate savings accounts, which effected websites like https://www.highinterestsavings.ca/chart/, the broadness, newness, and reliability of which I doubt, because for example, these websites don't clarify which recommendations offer governmental protection as below. Contacting each bank or credit union separately would prove unproductive, so what could one do? Are there any databases or directories?
Outside of Quebec, Canadians can open an account with any of the above institutions online.
Pay special attention to the ones not covered by CDIC deposit insurance. If the financial institution is a CDIC member, your savings are covered up to $100,000 if your bank fails. If your savings are not covered then you might lose them.
Deposits in Manitoba credit unions are covered by the Deposit Guarantee Corp. of Manitoba. For credit union savings in Ontario, you are covered for up to $100,000 on eligible deposits by the Deposit Insurance Corp. of Ontario.
Update 2015 Jan 12: User Penelope Graham beneficiently corrected me that https://www.ratesupermarket.ca/blog/best-finance-2014-best-bank-accounts-canada/ does inform on governmental protection, but an inconvenience remains because you must click on each product page to espy this. So I prefer a list which already shows this on the same page.