The OSC determines whether an applicant is fit for registration based on the information provided in the registration application, through background checks and from other information we may request.

If a firm or individual fails to meet any of the requirements, the OSC may refuse the registration or grant registration subject to terms and conditions. If this happens, the firm or individual will have an opportunity to be heard.

Firms are notified by e-mail when their registration is approved. Information on registered firms and individuals appears on our website under Check Registration.