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?
- Provide unbiased resources to help Nova Scotians make informed investment decisions
- Conduct compliance examinations of firms and its registrants.
- People who sell investments in Nova Scotia must be registered with the NSSC.
- Review capital raising materials to ensure private and public companies are complying with securities laws and are continuously disclosing to their investors when required.
- Prosecute people and firms who violate Nova Scotia securities laws.
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.