For Immediate Release
August 7, 2009

Canadian Securities Regulators Outline Requirements for Exempt Market Dealers

TorontoThe Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today outlined the requirements for exempt market dealers (EMDs) under the new National Registration regime. 

CSA Staff Notice 31-312 summarizes the key proficiency, financial and operational requirements and transition process for the new EMD registration category under National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements and Exemptions (NI 31-103) which was published on July 17, 2009. It also summarizes the conditions for exemptive relief available in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and the Territories. 

National Instrument 31-103 and related rules apply to firms and individuals who deal in securities, provide investment advice, or manage investment funds. NI 31-103 and related rules and amendments will come into force on September 28, 2009. 

The Notice and NI 31-103 are available on various CSA members' websites.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

For more information:

Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2361

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission
403-297-4481

Ken Gracey
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6577

Ainsley Cunningham
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-4733

Wendy Connors-Beckett
New Brunswick Securities Commission
506-643-7745

Natalie MacLellan
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
902-424-8586

Barbara Shourounis
Saskatchewan Financial Services
Commission
306-787-5842

Janice Callbeck
PEI Securities Office
Office of the Attorney General
902-368-6288

Doug Connolly
Financial Services Regulation Div.
Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-2594

Fred Pretorius
Yukon Securities Registry
867-667-5225

Louis Arki
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

Donn MacDougall
Northwest Territories
Securities Office
867-920-8984