Understanding OSC TestLab
Spring 2022 Test
Experiment, learn, improve
We created OSC TestLab for capital market participants and the OSC to collaborate on solution-focused testing in a controlled environment.
Testing will be directed at one or more problem statements designed to address specific issues and opportunities in Ontario’s capital markets. We want to encourage solutions that focus on new and better ways of doing things.
Tests will provide opportunities for businesses to learn through experimentation and gather feedback that can help to fine-tune and tailor solutions. At the same time, insights from testing can provide valuable input to inform the OSC’s efforts to modernize our regulatory environment.
If you have an innovative solution that addresses one or more of our problem statements, OSC TestLab is for you.
How OSC TestLab supports your business
OSC TestLab aims to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among testing participants and the OSC so that participants can experiment, learn, and improve together.
Participating businesses will engage with the Innovation Office and receive guidance throughout the application and testing process.
We will work with participants to remove regulatory obstacles for testing innovative solutions; in appropriate circumstances, this could mean providing participants with time-limited exemptions from existing regulatory requirements for the testing period.