NSSC Blog: Before You Invest

What is the NSSC? – Enforcement

The Enforcement branch enforces the securities act in Nova Scotia. They investigate any reported violations of securities laws. For example, this could include someone offering securities to Nova Scotia residents without being registered to do so, or someone committing investment fraud.

CSA/NSSC Regulatory Review May-July 2022

The last three months were a busy time for securities regulators. Several releases and notices were issued by the Nova Scotia Securities Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators. In case you missed any of these releases or notices here’s a quick rundown on what they meant for issuers and investors and links to the documents, where you can find the full details.

What are the risks when trading on over-the-counter (OTC) markets?

Over-the counter markets (OTC markets are marketplaces, not exchanges, where traders can buy and sell securities that have been issued by small companies. These securities typically have little liquidity because they are not frequently traded. Transactions on OTC markets are conducted directly between the buyer and the seller.