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Raising Capital in Public Markets

Public Offerings

Reporting issuers (or "public issuers") can raise capital from members of the public through prospectus offerings of debt and equity securities. A prospectus is a formal document that must provide certain details about an investment offering for sale to the public.

The following policies and instruments describe requirements for public offerings.

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New Listed Issuer Financing Exemption

On November 21, 2022, the Listed Issuer Financing Exemption came into force. This new prospectus exemption for issuers listed on a Canadian stock exchange aims to provide a more efficient way for raising capital. Issuers using this exemption may annually raise up to the greater of $5 million or 10 per cent of the issuer’s market capitalization, to a maximum of $10 million. Securities issued under the exemption will be freely tradeable.

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