Canadian Securities Regulatory Requirements Applicable to Non-Resident Broker-Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers
The purpose of this paper is to provide a non-resident of Canada with an overview of the dealer registration, adviser registration, investment fund manager registration and prospectus requirements that should be considered and addressed by the non-resident before it begins to trade securities with, or provide investment advice to, any person or company located in Canada, or to act as an investment fund manager in Canada. All currency amounts that are referred to in this paper are denominated in Canadian dollars.
The Canadian Securities Regulatory Framework
Like the United States, Canada has a federal system of government whereby the authority to enact legislation is divided between the federal and the provincial and territorial governments. Unlike the United States, the Canadian securities markets are currently regulated solely by the provincial and territorial governments. As a result, each of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories has its own legislative scheme for regulating the securities market within its own provincial or territorial jurisdiction and its own securities commission or regulatory authority (a "Securities Regulator") for administering and enforcing such legislation. Securities regulatory requirements in Canada can therefor vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Read more.
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