How the AMF supports innovative firms

You’re planning to launch an innovative business model, product or service in the financial sector to address the needs of consumers? You want to comply with the laws and regulations governing the financial sector, but you’re not sure which ones might apply to your project?

The AMF can help you innovate while remaining in full regulatory compliance:

  • Supporting fintech entrepreneurs, directly or through our partners. If you need assistance or information, please fill out our form.
  • Guidance on the applicable laws and the ways to comply with them.
  • Support in applying for registration with the AMF, if needed.AMF staff cannot provide an opinion on the regulatory framework applicable to a specific project that is submitted; they can only direct the person making the request to the relevant documentation. It’s the responsibility of each participant in a project to conduct a legal analysis with respect to how the law applies to the project.

If your innovative project is subject to securities legislation, you can register or obtain exemptive relief from securities laws requirements under the CSA Regulatory Sandbox This link will open in a new window so you can test your product or service more quickly in the Canadian market.

Start-ups or well-established companies

You want to discuss your innovative project with the AMF? We would be pleased to meet with you and answer your regulatory questions.

If you need assistance or information, please fill out our form.