Securities Law & Instruments

Welcome to the OSC’s Electronic Filing Portal


OSC Rule 11-501 - Electronic Delivery of Documents to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC Rule 11-501) requires that as of February 19, 2014 certain documents identified under Ontario’s securities rules be filed electronically through the OSC’s web filing portal. You can submit these documents to the OSC through this website.

Web-based Forms

Documents listed in this section are available as web-based electronic forms. You can complete an electronic version of the document and submit it to the OSC by clicking on the relevant link in the table below.

PDF Submissions

Except as provided below, any documents or notices that are required to be filed electronically under OSC Rule 11-501 but are not listed above as web-based forms must be submitted in PDF Format by clicking here.

United Nations Suppression of Terrorism and United Nations Act Sanctions Reporting Requirements & Forms

Please submit Monthly Suppression of Terrorism and UN Sanctions Reporting by email to: UNReports@osc.gov.on.ca.

Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers

For registration forms and other related notices required to be completed and filed with the OSC under the Securities Act (Ontario) or the Commodity Futures Act (Ontario) please refer to our Forms and Documents page.

Marketplaces, SROs & Clearing Agencies

Marketplaces, SROs & Clearing Agencies should coordinate directly with the OSC’s Market Regulation Branch for electronic submission of required documents. Unless otherwise arranged, documents may be submitted by email to: marketregulation@osc.gov.on.ca.

SEDAR, SEDI and NRD Filings

Please note that documents that are required to be filed through SEDAR, SEDI and NRD must continue to be filed through those systems.

Please refer to the Filing Electronic Documents page for more instruction.

Fee Payment

Activity fees, if any, in connection with electronically filed documents can be paid by credit or debit card. Please ensure you have your payment information ready before submitting the document. For further information regarding fee payment, if applicable, please refer to the payment instruction page that is displayed after filing your submission.

For dealers, advisers and investment fund managers, please see "Fees" for specific instructions on fee payments.

Filing Instructions

Hours of Operation

Required documents may be transmitted to the OSC on any business day between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 11:00p.m. Eastern Time. Electronic filings may also be transmitted outside of those business hours if the system is not shut down for regular maintenance or for any other reason. A document filed in electronic format is, for purposes of securities legislation, filed on the day that the electronic transmission of the document is completed.

Contact

If you require assistance, please call the OSC's Inquiries and Contact Centre.

Local (Toronto)
Toll-free (North America)
TTY
Fax
E-mail
416-593-8314
1-877-785-1555
1-866-827-1295
416-593-8122 (Questions and Complaints)
inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca

Technical assistance will be available on any business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Filing Agents

Although the obligation to file electronically falls on the person or company required or permitted by Ontario securities law to file a document under OSC Rule 11-501, the person or company may use an agent, such as its legal counsel, to file the document on its behalf.

File Size

The system may not accept files larger than 18 MB. Please contact the OSC’s Inquiries and Contact Centre for direction on how to file a document that exceeds 18 MB.

System Timeout

Please note that if your session remains idle for 30 minutes you will lose any unsaved work.

Supported Web Browsers

The OSC Electronic Filing Portal currently supports the following web browsers.

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Safari 4 (Mac OS X / iPad)

The eForm may not function properly if used on other browsers.

If you are using Internet Explorer 9 or later, you may see the Compatibility View button on the Address bar. To turn Compatibility View on, click the Compatibility View button to make the icon change from an outline to a solid color.

Technical Difficulties

If unanticipated technical difficulties prevent the timely transmission of an electronic filing you may send the document by e-mail to efilings@osc.gov.on.ca as soon as practical and in any event no later than 2 business days after the day on which the filing was required.

You must include the following legend at the top of the first page:

THIS REPORT IS BEING FILED UNDER A TEMPORARY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES EXEMPTION

In addition to sending the document by email, a copy must be transmitted through this portal as soon as practical after the unanticipated technical difficulty has been resolved.

For further information, please refer to the "Frequently Asked Questions - Technical Difficulties"

Disclaimer

This electronic filing portal including all electronic forms available through the portal (the Portal) is provided as a non-commercial public service and may be used only for complying with the requirements of OSC Rule 11-501. The Portal is made available through this website for convenience only and is provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” without any representations, warranties or conditions, whether express or implied, including warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Users are solely responsible for their use of the Portal. Use of the Portal is subject to the OSC website's Terms of Use.

The Ontario Securities Commission and its members, officers, staff, agents and service providers are not responsible or liable for the unavailability of any form, the Portal or the website, for any errors or omissions of any kind which may occur through use of a form, the Portal or the website, or for any damages which may arise from use of a form, the Portal or the website.