Modernizing regulation to support fintech innovation

OSC LaunchPad Rocket OSC LaunchPad engages with fintech businesses, assists them in navigating the requirements and strives to keep regulation in step with digital innovation.

In short, we help fintechs avoid costly regulatory surprises and accelerate time-to-market, all while fulfilling our mandate to provide protections to investors and promote confidence in our markets.

Securities regulation may apply to you if your business involves:

  • Digital platforms that connect investors with companies seeking to raise capital.
  • Initial token offerings (ITOs), initial coin offerings (ICOs), crypto-asset trading platforms, exchanges or marketplaces, or crypto-asset funds and fund management.
  • Investor networks and organizations and the platforms that support them.
  • Lending platforms that allow investors to fund loans (or portions of loans).
  • Technology and/or data-driven investment activities or advice, including online advice.

News and Events

OSC LaunchPad Information Day Session
March 11, 2020

Once again, the OSC LaunchPad team is opening its doors to the fintech community. We welcome individuals and firms from the fintech community to come in, have a coffee and chat... More

CSA Staff Notice 21-327 Guidance on the Application of Securities Legislation to Entities Facilitating the Trading of Crypto Assets
January 16, 2020

CSA staff (we or staff) are issuing this notice to provide guidance on certain factors we consider to determine whether securities legislation... More

Co-Operation Agreement Concerning Innovative Fintech Businesses with the Monetary Authority of Singapore
December 15, 2019

Under a new Co-Operation Agreement (‘Agreement’), innovative FinTech businesses in Ontario and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)... More


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