Becoming a Registered Individual at an Investment Dealer

Our role is to protect investors and promote high industry standards, including by acting as a gatekeeper. 

In order to apply to New SRO, an individual must be sponsored by a New SRO -regulated Dealer Member. Dealer Members are encouraged to conduct due diligence on applicants, including by requesting a copy of their registration file from us.

How to apply

The National Registration Database (NRD) is an online system for filing registration forms.

Please refer to the Guide to Approval Categories (pdf), which contains information regarding the application process and fees.

For additional information regarding individual registration, please contact your firm’s New SRO (Investment Dealer division) Registration Manager

NRD Forms

Commonly used forms, including NRD forms, are contained on our Forms page. For questions about NRD forms contact the NRD administrator at 1-800 219-5381 or by fax at 1-866-729-8011. NRD forms and any reportable changes are filed electronically at

TheNRD User Guideprovides how-to and reference guides on NRD submissions, amendments, notices, fees and reports.

Supporting Resources

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We have a new look! You can find the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) at with our fresh look and feel.

You can now find new publications published by CIRO since January 1, 2023 on If you are looking for past notices or bulletins published by MFDA or IIROC, you can find those on our legacy websites. Enforcement related content will continue on those websites as well.

You can now find previous Annual Reports and Enforcement Reports on, along with Halts and Resumption, and our ePublications sign up (for all previous MFDA and IIROC subscriber lists).

We will continue moving items off MFDA and IIROC in 2023/2024. Stay tuned for future updates.