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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Warning Nova Scotians about binary options

Canadian securities regulators across the country have become increasingly concerned about the growth in the number of websites promoting offshore binary options trading platforms that are targeting Canadians. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission (NSSC) wants to make it clear that no business is currently registered or authorized to market or sell binary options in Canada.