Securities Law & Instruments


This section contains Ontario's securities legislation, instruments, rules, policies, and documents relating to orders, rulings and decisions. The OSC administers the Securities Act (Ontario) and Commodity Futures Act, and has the authority to make legally binding rules. We may also adopt non-binding policies, which include our interpretation of Ontario securities law.

Proposed rules and policies are published for public comment during their development. All proposed rules must be delivered to the Minister of Finance for review. Ministerial review is not required for policies.

Latest Instruments, Rules & Policies:

May 28, 2015 Notice of Letter of Arrangement between the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Ontario Securities Commission
May 28, 2015 Notice of Ministerial Approval of OSC Rule 32-505 Conditional Exemption from Registration for United States Broker-Dealers and Advisers Servicing U.S. Clients from Ontario
May 28, 2015 OSC Rule 32-505 – Conditional Exemption from Registration for United States Broker-Dealers and Advisers Servicing U.S. Clients from Ontario
May 21, 2015 OSC Staff Notice 45-709 (Revised) - Tips for Filing Reports of Exempt Distribution
May 21, 2015 CSA Staff Notice 45-304 (Revised) – Notice of Local Exemptions Related to NI 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions and NI 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations
May 21, 2015 CSA Staff Notice 31-341 – Omnibus/Blanket Orders Exempting Registrants from Certain CRM2 Provisions of National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations
May 14, 2015 Amendments to OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories And Derivatives Data Reporting
May 14, 2015 Notice of Ministerial Approval of Amendments to OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting
May 14, 2015 Multilateral CSA Staff Notice 24-313 - CSA Staff's Review of Proposed Amendments to Fee Schedule of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited and CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.
April 30, 2015 Notice of Ministerial Approval of Amendments to NI 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions and Consequential Amendments