Educational resources for understanding securities laws, raising capital, investing, or serving innovative businesses in Ontario’s capital markets.

In addition to direct support for eligible businesses, the Innovation Office provides educational resources to make it easier for Ontario’s capital market participants to understand securities laws, raise or invest capital, and serve innovative businesses.

If you're new to securities regulation in Ontario, the best place to start is Securities Regulation 101.

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Getting registeredRegistration forms and documentsTopical Guide for registrantsInitial Requirements of Registration33-109 - Registration Information RequirementsOngoing Requirements31-103 - Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant ObligationsCompanion Policy to 31-103 – Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations33-109 – Registration InformationCompanion Policy to 33-109 – Registration Information


FAQ Regarding NI 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (Withdrawn by CSA Notice of Repeal and Replacement of National Instrument 45-106 and Notice of Amendments to NI 45-102 effective September 28, 2009)CSA Staff Notice 45-305 - FAQ Regarding NI 45-106 Prospectus and Registration ExemptionsExempt Market: Who needs to register?Pre-registration review


Registrant series: Registrant Applications and Fillings & Whistleblower programRegulatory Administration: Common Filing ErrorsRegistrant series: Portfolio managersThe OSC exempt market reform initiativeCompliance requirements for Exempt Market Dealers and COVID-19 Regulatory Impacts on RegistrantsThe OSC Compliance Review Process and Effective Compliance Systems