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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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How do I find more information on letters and designations you might see listed after a financial professional's name.

See Our Guide to Designations

earning per share (EPS)
The portion of a company's profits divided by the number of shares outstanding.
egX Canada Inc.
egX Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Global Financial Group Inc. (GFG), is a fully regulated exchange developed for the listing and trading of real estate securities and related financial products.
equities
Shares in a company.
escrow
Securities deposited with a neutral third party and held in trust that are delivered when certain conditions are fulfilled.
exchange traded fund (ETF)
A fund that holds the same mix of investments as a stock or bond market index and trades on a stock exchange.
exempt market
A market where private companies sell their securities under various exemptions from the prospectus requirement to investors that meet specific criteria in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions.
exemption
The Securities Act and Rules provide a number of exemptions from securities law requirements. The criteria for exemptions from the prospectus requirement are contained in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions and from the registration requirement are contained in National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations.
expected return
The overall profit you expect to receive from an investment in the future which may be very different from the actual returns that you eventually receive.