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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Before You Invest

Question of the week: Is this old stock certificate I found worth anything?

We get this question occasionally from people cleaning out an old desk or office, executors of estates and relatives cleaning out a deceased’s old safety deposit box. Companies may not issue stock certificates anymore, but there are still plenty gathering dust out there. So, if you find out in a drawer or amongst your parent’s old financial papers what can you do with it?