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Also known as IIROC, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is the regulatory body overseeing all trading activity on any debt and equity markets and investment dealers in Canada.  IIROC came about from the merger between the Independent Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) and  Market Regulation Services Inc (RS) in 2008. IIROC is overseen and reviewed by, and effectively takes orders from the Canadian Securities Administration (CSA), which is made up of  provincial securities commissions.

IIROC carries out orders on behalf of the following provincial/territorial  securities regulators:

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
  • Alberta Securities Commission
  • Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission
  • Manitoba Securities Commission
  • Ontario Securities Commission
  • Autorité des marchés financiers
  • New Brunswick Securities Commission
  • Nova Scotia Securities Commission
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland Securities Commission