How IIROC protects investors

  • sets high regulatory and investment industry standards
  • oversees Canadian stock and bond market activity 
  • investigates and disciplines misconduct by firms or advisors

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Make sure you are investing with a regulated investment firm and a registered advisor.

IIROC resources for investors



Choosing an advisor

Learn about the advantages of using an IIROC-registered advisor and which questions to ask when choosing an advisor.


IIROC AdvisorReport
Become a better informed investor. Research advisor background, qualifications, certifications, and disciplinary information.


Investor Bulletins

IIROC publishes Bulletins for investors offering tips and information to help you become an informed investor.


Protect yourself

Find out how to protect yourself against typical financial scams and where to turn if you think you have been a victim.


Complaints and inquiries

File your complaint in the case of advisor or firm misconduct.


Financial Certifications Glossary

Learn about certifications and designations commonly used within the Canadian financial services industry.


Test your knowledge

Learn how to invest and protect yourself from fraud and test your knowledge of equity markets.


Download IIROC Brochures

Our brochures are available in PDF format.



Additional information

Unpaid Fines Report

A list of individuals who had been employed at IIROC-regulated firms and who have not paid the full amount of a fine, disgorgement, and/or costs order.

Corporate bond information

Check Canadian corporate bond trading activity free of charge.




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IIROC Resources for Investors

Good advice
Learn more about choosing and working with an IIROC-registered advisor.

Help with disputes
Read about Making a Complaint and review dispute resolution options in Getting Your Money Back.​

Investor education
Learn Now: How to invest, How to protect yourself from fraud including binary options. Read our investor brochures. Test your knowledge of equity markets.

Bond transparency
Check Canadian Corporate bond trading activity.



Investor Insights
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IIROC chats with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) about issues important to Canadian investors. Learn about resources, planning for life changes, and more.


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Investor Protection through CIPF

The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) provides protection to clients of firms regulated by IIROC, in the event the firm becomes insolvent or ceases operations due to bankruptcy. Learn more from IIROC's investor alert