Who We Are
The BCSC is the independent provincial government agency reporting to the Legislature through the minister responsible for the administration of the Securities Act. Being a crown corporation gives us the independence and flexibility we need to regulate a dynamic market. We are self-funded, which means that the cost of securities regulation is borne by market participants, not taxpayers.
- The Commission’s governance practices
- Standards of conduct for commissioners and staff
- Standards that apply to our adjudicative function
The Office of the Chair advises and supports the commissioners in discharging their board and administrative tribunal functions. They lead stakeholder relationships with government, other regulators, industry organizations, and market participants.
The commissioners appoint the executive director who is the BCSC’s chief administrative officer. The Executive Director's Office manages the regulatory, financial, and administrative operations of the BCSC, and leads strategic planning and economic analysis.
With a staff of about 190, the BCSC has an annual budget of about $30 million, funded entirely through fees collected under the legislation from market participants.
The BCSC office is located on the 12th floor at 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.