COVID-19

COVID-19 Summary:

The health and safety of all market participants is of paramount importance to IIROC. In response to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, IIROC and its investment firms have triggered business continuity plans and are dealing with the effects on client service and regulatory obligations. At IIROC, we will continue to work with investment firms and be flexible in our approach while protecting investors and the integrity of our capital markets.

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    As a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, IIROC's offices are closed with all staff working from home. IIROC continues to carry out all critical and core regulatory responsibilities with some changes.

    December 21, 2020
    Business locations - Registration and Compliance approach to work from home arrangements

    August 10, 2020
    COVID-19 FAQs

    May 14, 2020
    COVID-19 and Cybersecurity – Remote Access Services

    May 8, 2020
    IIROC Communique to Dealer Members

    April 21, 2020
    COVID-19 and Cybersecurity – Tips for Advisors and Employees

    April 14, 2020
    Deferral of IIROC fees payable by small and medium-sized Dealer Members

    March 30, 2020
    COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

    March 16, 2020
    IIROC Communique to Dealer Members

    March 10, 2020
    Guidance on COVID-19

      July 8, 2021
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to June 30, 2021

      June 4, 2021
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to May 31, 2021

      May 6, 2021
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to April 30, 2021

      April 6, 2021
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to March 31, 2021

      March 2, 2021
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to February 28, 2021

      February 2, 2021
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to January 31, 2021

      January 5, 2021
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to December 31, 2020

      December 3, 2020
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to November 30, 2020

      November 4, 2020
      Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to October 31, 2020

      October 9, 2020
      Extension of Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Process and Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to September 30, 2020

      Sep 3, 2020
      COVID-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to August 31, 2020

      Aug 7, 2020
      COVID-19 Related Exemptive Relief Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to July 31, 2020

      July 8, 2020
      Extension of Covid-19 Related Exemptive Relief Process and Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to June 30, 2020

      June 5, 2020
      COVID-19 Related Exemptions from IIROC Rules – Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to May 31, 2020

      May 6, 2020
      COVID-19 Related Exemptions from IIROC Rules – Applications Received and Exemptions Granted to April 30, 2020

      April 23, 2020
      COVID-19 Related Exemptions from IIROC Rules – Applications Received and Exemptions Granted

      March 31, 2020
      COVID-19 Related Exemptions from IIROC Rules

        Links to information and guidance.

        Additional Reading: Confinement in Québec

        CSI introduces remote proctoring
        CSI is changing how it conducts and delivers exams. Students can book tests in more locations, or have the option of remote proctoring.

        The Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic has published a Retail Investors Guide to COVID-19.

        Financial Relief Navigator 
        Learn about the help you can get to raise your income or lower your expenses in these challenging times.

          (Updated) IIROC will not hold in-person disciplinary hearings until further notice. Hearings, where feasible and appropriate, may proceed by way of videoconference, teleconference or in writing. Where a hearing is scheduled to proceed and is open to the public, the public may contact the National Hearing Coordinator at [email protected] for further details.

          Guidance on electronic proceedings can be found in the IIROC Hearing Committee Best Practices for Electronic Proceedings.