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The national registration search contains the names of all individuals and firms who are registered to sell securities in Canada.

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Each year, one in 20 Canadians is a victim of fraud. Aski​ng the right questions and doing ​some basic research can help you make an informed d​ecision as to whether an investment is right for you.

If you're thinking of making an investment, give yourself some peace of mind and find out the answers to these questions before you hand over your money:

  • How do I check out a potential investment?​
  • What should I ask before investing?
  • How can I be aware of recent warnings for investors?
  • What are some red flags of investment scams?

Learn how to check out a potential investment

More Information

See if a company is in good standing with the ASC by looking at the Reporting Issuers List (e.g. have they been in default or been issued a Cease Trade Order?)

Don’t see a company’s name on the Reporting Issuers list? Find out if a company is relying on an exemption from regular filing requirements by looking at exempt financing transactions or by calling us at 1-877-355-4488.

Access the Canadian regulators’ central database for cease trade orders (CTOs).

Other Helpful Resources

See if a company is registered to do business in Alberta by checking with the Corporate Registry (Alberta Government).

Find names of participating firms with the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and learn how you can make a complaint.

Check the credibility of public company information and access full-text copies of filed public documents on SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval).

Check out insider reporting with SEDI (System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders).