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.

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

Back to Basics: Registration

Did you know anyone advising on, or selling securities in the province of Nova Scotia must be registered with the Nova Scotia Securities Commission?

Anyone who wishes to become registered with us must prove their proficiency, integrity and solvency.

Proficiency is determined through education. There is a list of courses and exams someone who wants to be registered must pass.