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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. News Releases
  4. 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:


Stay Informed With COVID-19 Related Investor Alerts

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 


News Releases

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June 4, 2020
Canadian securities regulators streamline at-the-market distribution regime
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May 29, 2020
Canadian securities regulators remind issuers of importance of disclosure in financial reporting
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May 29, 2020
Temporary relief from certain regulatory filings available to registrants and unregistered capital markets participants due to COVID-19
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May 21, 2020
Canadian securities regulators provide update to investors in response to COVID-19
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May 20, 2020
Canadian securities regulators provide temporary relief to public companies with delayed annual meetings due to COVID-19
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May 1, 2020
Temporary relief from certain regulatory filings available to investment funds and non-investment fund issuers due to COVID-19
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April 24, 2020
Canadian Securities regulators warn public about entity claiming to regulate derivatives
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April 17, 2020
Canadian securities regulators temporarily increase short-term borrowing limits for mutual funds investing in fixed income
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April 16, 2020
Canadian securities administrators provide update on syndicated mortgage regime
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April 16, 2020
Canadian securities administrators adjust implementation date for client focused reforms
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April 9, 2020
Joint statement by Canadian Securities Administrators and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada on recent volatility in Canadian equity markets
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April 9, 2020
Canadian securities regulators provide update on changes to regulatory work in light of COVID-19
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March 23, 2020
Canadian securities regulators publish blanket relief for market participants due to COVID-19
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March 20, 2020
Canadian securities regulators provide guidance on conducting Annual General Meetings during COVID-19 outbreak
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March 19, 2020
Canadian securities regulators warn public of coronavirus-related investment scams
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March 18, 2020
Canadian securities regulators to provide blanket relief for market participants due to
COVID-19
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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.