Dealer/Adviser Registration (NRD)
The National Registration Database (NRD) is a web-based system that permits dealers and advisers to file registration forms electronically. The CSA and IIROC designed it, in consultation with industry representatives, to harmonize and improve the registration process across most of the jurisdictions of Canada.
Generally, an individual or company whose business is trading, underwriting or advising with respect to securities is required to register annually with one or more provincial securities regulators. The registration process is designed to protect the investing public by striving to ensure that only qualified and reputable individuals and firms are licensed.