COVID-19 Update - Latest developments on the impact of COVID-19 on Canada's capital markets

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is taking all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of its employees and the public as we respond to challenges due to COVID-19. The OSC continues to collaborate with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), to coordinate our approach for market participants on filing deadlines, meeting expectations for Annual General Meetings and other compliance requirements. We are also actively monitoring market operations and are working collaboratively with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). Find the latest developments on the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s capital markets here:

  1. News Releases
  2. Regulatory Relief
  3. OSC Proceedings
  4. Information for Investors
  5. Other Resources
 

News Releases

March 24, 2020OSC News Release: Update on OSC operations in response to COVID-19
March 23, 2020CSA News Release: Canadian securities regulators publish blanket relief for market participants due to COVID-19
March 20, 2020CSA News Release: Canadian securities regulators provide guidance on conducting Annual General Meetings during COVID-19 outbreak
March 19, 2020CSA News Release: Canadian securities regulators warn public of coronavirus-related investment scams
March 18, 2020CSA News Release: Canadian securities regulators to provide blanket relief for market participants due to COVID-19
March 16, 2020OSC News Release: OSC announces operational changes in response to COVID-19
March 16, 2020CSA News Release: Canadian securities regulators provide update on COVID-19 and potential filing delays by reporting issuers

Regulatory Relief

March 23, 2020

Notice of General Order – Ontario Instrument 25-502 Temporary exemption from certain reporting requirements for Regulated Entities carrying on business in Ontario

General Order - Ontario Instrument 25-502 Temporary exemption from certain reporting requirements for Regulated Entities carrying on business in Ontario

March 23, 2020

Notice of General Order - Ontario Instrument 81-503 Extension of Certain Filing, Delivery and Prospectus Renewal Requirements of Investment Funds

General Order - Ontario Instrument 81-503 Extension of Certain Filing, Delivery and Prospectus Renewal Requirements of Investment Funds

March 23, 2020

Notice of General Order – Ontario Instrument 31-510 Temporary Exemption from Certain Financial Statement and Information Delivery Requirements for Registrants and Unregistered Capital Markets Participants

General Order - Ontario Instrument 31-510 Temporary Exemption from Certain Financial Statement and Information Delivery Requirements for Registrants and Unregistered Capital Markets Participants

March 23, 2020

Notice of General Order – Ontario Instrument 51-502 Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements

General Order - Ontario Instrument 51-502 Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements

OSC Proceedings

March 19, 2020Notice from the Office of the Secretary: Update on Proceedings Before the Ontario Securities Commission Tribunal
March 16, 2020 The OSC will not be holding in-person hearings until at least April 30, 2020. The Office of the Secretary will reach out to parties with hearings scheduled between now and April 30 to determine if a hearing may proceed via teleconference or in writing. The Secretary’s Office will provide additional updates as information is made available.

Information for Investors

GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca: COVID-19 and your money Information for investors on your investments, changes to important financial dates and other information.
March 19, 2020CSA News Release: Canadian securities regulators warn public of coronavirus-related investment scams
March 19, 2020Investor News: COVID-19 – Important Information and Response: OSC Operational Changes; Relief for Market Participants; Warning about Coronavirus-related Investment Scams; Changes to Tax Deadlines; Bear Markets; Historical Market Performance & more
March 12, 2020Investor News: Market Volatility; Managing Risk; Protecting Older & Vulnerable Investors; IAP; Yield Curve; Historical Charts; Seniors Tax Credits

Other Resources

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA)

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