Nova Scotia Securities Commission

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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.

Learn more about the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, our mandate and what we do for Nova Scotians by watching our short video "What is the Nova Scotia Securities Commission?"

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Before You Invest

Question of the Week: Are there HST or GST on my trades?

When you make a trade, or your adviser makes a trade for you on your behalf, is there tax charged on that trade? By tax we mean HST in Nova Scotia, or GST in other parts of the country. The short answer is no, you do not pay HST or GST on individual trades of securities. However, work done by your adviser may have HST or GST applied to it.