Nova Scotia Securities Commission

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission was established to provide investors with protection from activities that undermine investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of Nova Scotia capital markets and where not inconsistent with investor protection, to foster capital formation.

How do we protect investors?

Investor Education

Compliance

Registration

Corporate Finance

  • Review capital raising materials to ensure private and public companies are complying with securities laws and are continuously disclosing to their investors when required.

Enforcement 

To fulfil our mandate, we also work in close co-operation with the securities regulatory authorities across Canada through the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The CSA is the umbrella organization for the 13 securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories that work together to coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada’s capital markets.

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Before You Invest

Question of the week: What are some common investments?

The list of investments for your money is endless. You could invest in real estate, comic books, baseball cards, or even an emu farm. We’ll be staying away from the collectables and animals today though. The common investments we’ll be examining are the products you might commonly find offered at your local bank, or by a financial adviser or broker.