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The "exempt market" describes a section of Canada’s capital markets where securities can be sold without the protections associated with a prospectus.
Generally, securities offered to the public in Ontario must be offered under a prospectus, which is a document that provides detailed information about the security and the company offering it. However, there are some exceptions to this rule that allow securities to be offered without a prospectus, called prospectus exemptions.
In the Corporate Finance Branch, a key part of our mandate is the regulation of public companies in various industry segments (excluding investment funds) that offer securities for sale to the public in Ontario. A company that wants to offer its securities to the public in Ontario must prepare a detailed disclosure document known as a prospectus. A prospectus includes specific, detailed disclosure about a company, its business and the securities being offered. This webpage is intended to assist issuers, their advisors and other stakeholders to locate information related to common Corporate Finance prospectus matters.