smlAboutIcon.jpgThe Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. IIROC sets high-quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.

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Our Mandate

We set and enforce high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protect investors and strengthen market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.



Our Vision

Our Vision is to demonstrate how our self-regulatory model serves the public interest, by:

  • inspiring confidence and deterring wrongdoing by having and using robust and appropriate tools

  • making the delivery of securities regulation in Canada significantly more efficient

  • being known as a trusted, respected, and valued partner by our stakeholders

  • being a leading-edge securities regulator

  • creating a culture that attracts and retains high-quality employees



Our Values

Act with Integrity
We conduct ourselves in an ethical manner in accordance with the highest degree of fairness and professionalism.

Be Accountable
We act in a timely, diligent and responsive manner.

Be Proactive
We are open to new ideas as we anticipate and collaborate to meet the challenges of a constantly changing environment.




Investor Protection through CIPF


The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) provides protection to investors who are clients of firms regulated by IIROC, in the event the firm becomes insolvent or ceases operations due to bankruptcy. CIPF is funded by IIROC-regulated firms and their membership is mandatory.


For more information on CIPF, see the IIROC Investor Alert on CIPF here or visit CIPF’s website at www.cipf.ca.

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