Covid-19 Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and its members have remained fully operational and committed to continuing to play a vital role in keeping Canada’s capital markets open and safeguarding Canadian investors through vigilant enforcement of securities law and investor education.

The CSA is continuing to offer investor education, fraud awareness and prevention information, and updates about regulatory developments during this time.

Find the latest developments here: 

  1. Regulatory Relief and Guidance
  2. Information for Investors 
  3. Other COVID-19 Resources

Regulatory Relief and Guidance

First Published April 3, 2020; Updated April 16, 2020, May 1, 2020 and May 13, 2020
CSA Staff Notice 51-360 (Updated) – Frequently asked questions regarding filing extension relief granted by way of a blanket order in response to COVID-19
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May 6, 2020
Presentation | COVID-19: Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Considerations for Issuers
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Information for Investors

Be Aware of COVID-19 Specific Investment Fraud

As with any major event, fraudsters and scammers have found ways to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. CSA’s investor education resources can help you protect yourself and others:

Click here to consult CSA member investor alerts. The subjects of these alerts are persons or companies who appear to be engaging in securities activities that may pose a risk to investors.

CSA Members Information for Investors During COVID-19

The links below provide access to information from CSA members.
Alberta Securities Commission

Autorité des marchés financiers 

British Columbia Securities Commission 

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan 

Financial and Consumer Services of New Brunswick

Manitoba Securities Commission

Nova Scotia Securities Commission 

Ontario Securities Commission 

Other COVID-19 Resources

Canadian Federal Government

General Resource on COVID-19
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 
Canadian Revenue Agency and COVID-19

Self-Regulatory Organizations

InvestmentIndustry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) 
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) 
Chambre de la sécurité financière

International Resources

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) 
North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) 
World Health Organization COVID-19 Resource

For more information visit the website of your local securities regulator.