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Securities Law

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. King'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 (see below for information about April 2024 fee changes)

On April 8, 2024, amendments to the Securities Regulation that amended the fees the BCSC charges came into force by order in council (B.C. Reg 84/2024). The order in council was published with BC Notice 2024/01, which describes the changes. As a consequence, we have also updated BC Form 11-901F Fee Checklist. Note that as of April 8, 2024, the link to the Securities Regulation does not reflect the amendments. Until the Kings Printer updates the Securities Regulation to include the amendments, the version of the Securities Regulation linked above must be read with together with the order in council.

Printed Copies

You may purchase printed copies of the Securities Act and related regulations from:

Crown Publications Inc.
563 Superior Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9V7

Phone: 250-387-6409
Toll free: 1-877-663-6105
Fax: 250-387-1120