Guardians of British Columbia’s Investment Market
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) takes action against misconduct that harms investors and undermines confidence in British Columbia’s investment market.
We go after a range of illegal activity: fraud, making false statements, withholding crucial information, unregistered trading and advising, insider trading, and manipulating the price of securities.
Using our tools and powers, we work to:
The BCSC seeks to maintain an ever-present expectation that lawbreakers will be caught and face the consequences — striving to make B.C. a place where people can invest with confidence, and companies can thrive. We do this with your help.
Rooting Out Illegal Activity
The misconduct targeted by the BCSC takes many forms — often it isn’t obvious, and only becomes apparent after the damage is done. But holding these perpetrators accountable – often thanks to tips and complaints from industry and the public – is crucial to maintaining an honest and fair investment market.