Access Rules & Policies

The CSA rules or regulations are largely harmonized as either National or Multilateral Instruments and are numbered in a uniform way. However, they are adopted as local subordinate legislation under each Canadian province’s or territory’s Securities Act or other applicable acts. A National Instrument is an instrument that has been adopted in all thirteen Canadian provinces and territories. A Multilateral Instrument is an instrument that has been adopted in more than one, but not all Canadian provinces and territories.

The list below includes only the National and Multilateral Instruments currently in force. These instruments, as they are in effect in each Canadian province or territory, can be found on the websites of the CSA members:

Click here for PDF version of this list (PDF). Note National instruments, multilateral instruments, national policies and CSA notices are not available on the CSA website but rather on our members’ websites.  


 

1. Procedure and Related Matters

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Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System

  In effect: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Not in effect: Ontario

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Multilateral Instrument 11-103 Failure-to-File Cease Trade Orders in Multiple Jurisdictions

  In effect: British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Not in effect: Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec
  Note: Alberta, Nova Scotia and Québec have not adopted MI 11-103 because they are relying on their respective statutory provisions providing for automatic reciprocation of enforcement orders from other jurisdictions, which substantively provide the same result as MI 11-103. British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba also have a similar statutory provision but MI 11-103 remains in effect in those provinces. New Brunswick is in the process of repealing MI 11-103 because it has adopted a similar statutory provision. Ontario currently does not have a statutory provision for automatic reciprocation of enforcement orders.

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National Instrument 13-101 System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)

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Multilateral Instrument 13-102 System Fees for SEDAR and NRD

  Note: This instrument has been implemented by all CSA members either by rule or by regulation. It remains a multilateral instrument because Manitoba does not have legislative authority to adopt it as a rule, and instead implemented the same requirements as a regulation: Regulation 158/2013 under the Manitoba Securities Act, System Fees for SEDAR and NRD Regulation

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National Instrument 14-101 Definitions

 

2. Certain Capital Market Participants

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National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation

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National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules

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National Instrument 23-102 Use of Client Brokerage Commissions

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National Instrument 23-103 Electronic Trading and Direct Access to Marketplaces

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National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching and Settlement

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National Instrument 24-102 Clearing Agency Requirements

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National Instrument 25-101 Designated Rating Organizations

 

3. Registration and Related Matters

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National Instrument 31-102 National Registration Database

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National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations

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Multilateral Instrument 32-102 Registration Exemptions for Non-Resident Investment Fund Managers

  In effect: Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Québec
  Not in effect: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Note: The non-participating jurisdictions have instead adopted Multilateral Policy 31-202 Registration Requirement for Investment Fund Managers.  The interpretation of the investment fund manager registration requirement in these jurisdictions is significantly different from MI 32-102.

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National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts

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National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information

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National Instrument 35-101 Conditional Exemption from Registration for United States Broker-Dealers and Agents

 

4. Distribution Requirements

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National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements

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National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects

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National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions

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National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions

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National Instrument 44-103 Post-Receipt Pricing

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National Instrument 45-102 Resale of Securities

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National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions

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Multilateral Instrument 45-107 Listing Representation and Statutory Rights of Action Disclosure Exemption

  In effect: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Not in effect: British Columbia, Ontario
  Note: British Columbia and Ontario chose not to participate in MI 45-107 because they each have a measure that addresses the same issues (OSC Rule 45-501 Ontario Prospectus and Registration Exemptions and BCSC Notice 47-701 Blanket Permission under Section 50(1)(c) of the Securities Act)

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Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding

  In effect: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan
  Not in effect: British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon

 

5. Ongoing Requirements for Issuers and Insiders

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National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities

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National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations

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Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets

  In effect: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Not in effect: Ontario

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National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards

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National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight

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National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers’ Annual and Interim Filings

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National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees

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National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer

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National Instrument 55-102 System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI)

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National Instrument 55-104 Insider Reporting Requirements and Exemptions

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National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices

 

6. Take-Over Bids and Special Transactions

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Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions

  In effect: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan
  Not in effect: British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Yukon

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National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues

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National Instrument 62-104 Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids

 

7. Securities Transactions Outside the Jurisdictions

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National Instrument 71-101 The Multijurisdictional Disclosure System

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National Instrument 71-102 Continuous Disclosure and Other Exemptions Relating to Foreign Issuers

 

8. Investment Funds

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National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure

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National Instrument 81-102 Investment Funds

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National Instrument 81-104 Alternative Mutual Funds

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National Instrument 81-105 Mutual Fund Sales Practices

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National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure

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National Instrument 81-107 Independent Review Committee for Investment Funds

 

9. Derivatives

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Multilateral Instrument 91-101 Derivatives: Product Determination

  In effect: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Not in effect: Manitoba, Ontario, Québec
  Note: The derivatives product determination regime is largely harmonized across Canada because MSC Rule 91-506 Derivatives: Product Determination, OSC Rule 91-506 Derivatives: Product Determination and AMF Regulation 91-506 respecting Derivatives Determination provide substantively the same result as MI 91-101

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Multilateral Instrument 91-102 Prohibition of Binary Options

  In effect: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Not in effect: British Columbia

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National Instrument 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives

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National Instrument 94-102 Derivatives: Customer Clearing and Protection of Customer Collateral and Positions

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Multilateral Instrument 96-101 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting

  In effect: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Not in effect: Manitoba, Ontario, Québec
  Note: The derivatives reporting regime is largely harmonized across Canada because Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting, Exemption for Trade Repositories from certain trade reporting requirements in Manitoba Securities Commission Rule 91-507, OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting and AMF Regulation 91-507 respecting Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting provide substantively the same result as MI 96-101.

* Information was last updated on December 12, 2020.