Investor Bulletins

Know your DIY fees
January 2022

Retail trading and the use of do-it-yourself (DIY) online trading accounts are on the rise. But even with a low-cost or zero commission account, there could be other fees and charges that could impact your portfolio.

Is a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) account right for me?
February 2021

This bulletin highlights key questions to determine whether DIY investing is right for you, as well as common investment mistakes made by new investors.

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity – Tips for Investors
May 2020

Tips to help investors stay aware and protect themselves against the increased risk of cybersecurity attacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What should you know about your investment advisor?
October 2017

When it comes to decisions about investing our hard-earned savings, many of us rely on the knowledge and advice of an investment advisor. That’s a lot of trust to put in anyone so it makes sense to first ask some questions when choosing your advisor.

Are you financially prepared for what’s ahead?
June 2016

Some tips and tools from IIROC to help seniors protect themselves and make informed financial decisions.

Risk and its impact on your investments 
November 2015

All investments carry some degree of risk. It is important to understand the types of risk that may impact your investment returns before determining and implementing your investment strategy.

Ensuring your investments are right for you​ 
June 2015​

Did you ever wonder why your investment advisor asks you so many questions? This bulletin helps investors understand what to expect when working with an advisor.

What you need to know about borrowing to invest 
February 2014

IIROC produced this bulletin to help investors learn what’s involved when using borrowed money for investment purposes.

Understanding financial certifications - How do you know if your advisor has the right skills to meet your investment needs?
November 2013

This bulletin helps investors understand what certain financial certifications mean, what it takes to achieve them and offers resources that provide important information about advisors’ certifications and registrations.

MFDA and IIROC have consolidated

As of January 1, 2023 the MFDA and IIROC have come together as New Self-Regulatory Organization of Canada (New SRO).

New SRO has assumed the regulatory responsibilities of the MFDA and IIROC.

We have set up an interim website for updates and information related to the New SRO including:

  • Executive Management
  • Governance
  • New SRO Rules
  • Member Application
  • Investor Office and the Investor Advisory Panel
  • Information concerning mutual fund dealers registered in Québec
  • Complaints
  • Careers

Enforcement proceedings, membership lists, continuing education, investor education resources and any other information not set out above continue to reside on and