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?

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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.


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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Question of the week: What questions do I need to ask my new adviser?

When you’re choosing your investment adviser it should not be as simple as picking the first name that comes up in a Google search. You shouldn’t necessarily go with the first adviser you meet with either. We’re not saying that first adviser won’t be the right one, but don’t automatically go with the first one without doing your due diligence.