Canadian Corporate & Securities Regulators & Laws

– *links updated October 2, 2023 –

canadian-securities-regulatorsEach province and territory in Canada has its own corporate statute and securities rules and regulations.

A number, but not all, of the corporate statutes in Canada are based on the Federal Business Corporations Act with slight variations. Companies are required to comply with the corporate statute they were incorporated under. If a company is incorporated under the Federal corporate statute, or conducts business in another province other than the province it was incorporated under, it must be extra-provincially registered in that province.

Each individual province in Canada has its own provincial securities regulator. All transactions that involve securities within a particular Province must comply with that province’s securities rules and regulations, unless otherwise exempt. Securities transactions involving residents in more than one province, must comply with the securities laws in each applicable province. A number of the securities rules are harmonized through National Policy Statements and Multi-Lateral Instruments involving more than just one province.

Contact information and links to each province’s corporate and securities laws and regulations have been organized in folders. Just click on the name of the Province to reveal the resources in that folder.

Federal Government of Canada

Corporations Canada
Jean Edmonds Building
South Tower, 9th Floor
365 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario   K1A 0C8

General Inquiries:

Toll-free (within Canada): 1-866-333-5556
Telephone (National Capital Region and Outside Canada): 613-941-9042
FAX: 613-941-4803

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Corporate Registry
Service New Brunswick
432 Queen Street
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 1B6

Mailing address:

Corporate Affairs Branch
Service New Brunswick
P.O. Box 1998
Fredericton NB E3B 5G4
Tel: 506-453-2703
Fax: 506-453-2613

Newfoundland and Labrador
Nunavut Territory

Nunavut Corporate Registries
Legal Registries Division
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 1000, Station 570
1st Floor, Brown Building
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Tel: 867-975-6190
Fax: 867-975-6194


Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Business Services
Companies and Personal Property Security Branch
393 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5G 2M2
Tel: 416-314-8880 or 1-800-361-3223
Fax: 416-314-4852

Prince Edward Island