Canadian Securities Regulators publish responses to frequently asked questions about the new national registration regime

CSA Securities

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published Staff Notice 31-313, containing answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the new Canada-wide registration regime.

The FAQ list was created from public enquiries that CSA members received concerning the new regime for the registration of firms and individuals who deal in securities, provide investment advice or manage investment funds.

The key components of the new regime, which came into force on September 28, 2009, include National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions and amendments to National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information. Staff Notice 31-313 was compiled in FAQ format in order to assist those working with these instruments. The Notice will be available on various CSA members’ websites and may be updated from time to time.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge

514 940-2176

Alberta Securities Commission

Mark Dickey

403 297-4481

British Columbia Securities Commission

Ken Gracey

604 899-6577

Financial Services Regulation Division, Newfoundland and Labrador

Doug Connolly

709 729-2594

Manitoba Securities Commission

Ainsley Cunningham

204 945-4733

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Wendy Connors-Beckett

506 643-7745

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Natalie MacLellan

902 424-8586

Ontario Securities Commission

Theresa Ebden

416 593-2361

PEI Securities Office, Department of the Attorney General

Janice Callbeck

902 368-6288

Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission

Barbara Shourounis

306 787-5842

Securities Office, Northwest Territories

Donn MacDougall

867 920-8984

Securities Office, Nunavut

Louis Arki

867 975-6587

Securities Office, Yukon

Fred Pretorius

867 667-5225