Act, Regulations & Rules
The B.C. Securities Act, Securities Regulation, and Securities Rules, as well as national, multi-lateral, and B.C. instruments regulate trading in securities and derivatives in the province. The Queen's Printer consolidates new amendments into the legislative documents linked below.
About the Securities Act
The Securities Act R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 418, is the statute that establishes B.C.'s securities laws and gives the BC Securities Commission its powers and duties.
On March 27, 2020, amendments to the Securities Act came into force by order in council (B.C. Reg. 45/2020), together with consequential amendments to the Securities Regulation, the Securities Rules, and numerous other instruments and documents. The order in council, which was published with BC Notice 2020/04, as well as BC notice 2020/03, describe these amendments.
On July 17, 2023, additional amendments to the Securities Act came into force by order in council (OIC 468/2023), together with a consequential amendment to the Securities Regulation. The order in council as well as BC Notice 2023/07, describe these amendments.
Rules & Regulations
Securities Rules, B.C. Reg. 194/97
Rule Making Procedure Regulation, B.C. Reg. 195/97
Securities Regulation, B.C. Reg. 196/97
You may purchase printed copies of the Securities Act and related regulations from:
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