Different types of fees apply to firms and individuals when they submit most applications.

Fees under the Securities Act (Ontario) are set out in OSC Rule 13-502 Fees. Fees under the Commodity Futures Act (Ontario) are set out in OSC Rule 13-503 Fees.

Late fees may apply when a firm does not pay fees on time or does not submit required documents on time.

NRD payments

In general, payments for fees for registration-related filings are made on NRD using Electronic File Transfer (EFT). For annual participation fee calculation submitted prior to the annual fee process on December 31st, payment will be automatically withdrawn from the firm’s bank account on the first business day in January. For payment of annual participation fee calculation submitted outside of the annual fee process, payment can be submitted on NRD by referencing the firm’s final annual fee summary submission number. Please refer to the How to Resubmit Fee Payments document on the NRD Info website.

EFT-exempt firms

Under Part 4 of National Instrument 31-102 National Registration Database, some firms are exempt from the requirement to pay fees through NRD. If this is the case, you may pay fees associated with registration-related filings by cheque, credit/debit (for electronic submissions made through our electronic forms portal) or wire transfer. EFT-exempt firms can pay annual participation fees by cheque or wire transfer. Instructions for each method of payment are outlined below.

Cheque payments

If you will be making a fee payment by cheque, ensure that you:

-include the NRD number of the firm or individual registrant associated with the filing or participation fee
-include a submission or reference number for the fee
-make the cheque payable to "Ontario Securities Commission"
-send it to the attention of "Manager of Registration" at:
20 Queen Street West
22nd floor
Toronto, ON
M5H 3S8

Credit/debit payments

If you are making a registration-related filing electronically and must pay an associated fee, you may use the credit/debit function of our electronic filing portal. Please note that debit payments can be made from accounts held at major Canadian financial institutions.

Wire transfer payments

For instructions on making wire transfer payments, or any other inquiries, please contact the OSC's Inquires and Contact Centre on any business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Local (Toronto) 416-593-8314
Toll-free (North America) 1-877-785-1555
TTY 1-866-827-1295
Fax 416-593-8122 (Questions and Complaints)