Regulatory Updates

What's new in regulation at the ASC? Check back often for the latest updates.

NOTE: Until rules or instruments become effective as evidenced by their publication in The Alberta Gazette (see section 225 of the Securities Act (Alberta)), they are subject to non-substantive changes. Should such changes occur, a revised version of the relevant rule or instrument will be published on this website.

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January 2022

CSA Notice and Third Request for Comment Proposed National Instrument 93-101 Derivatives: Business Conduct and Related Companion Policy
CSA Staff Notice 81-334 ESG-Related Investment Fund Disclosure
CSA Notice of Publication Amendments to National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight and Changes to the related Companion Policy
Comment extension for Consultation Climate-related Disclosure Update and CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters

December 2021

CSA Notice of Amendments to National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information, National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations and Changes to their respective companion policies
ASC Blanket Order 44-501 Exemption from Certain Prospectus Requirements for Well-Known Seasoned Issuers
Alberta Securities Commission Blanket Order 52-501 Exemption from National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure
CSA Staff Notice and Request for Comment 11-343 Proposal to Establish a CSA Investor Advisory Panel

November 2021

ASC Notice of Implementation of ASC Blanket Order 31-536 Alberta Small Business Finder’s Exemption
CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-313 Review of Disclosure Regarding Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions (Year 7 Report)

October 2021

Consultation Climate-related Disclosure Update and CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters
CSA Notice of Amendments Reducing Regulatory Burden for Investment Fund Issuers Phase 2, Stage 1

September 2021

CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 94-102 Derivatives: Customer Clearing and Protection of Customer Collateral and Positions
Multilateral CSA Notice of Implementation Alberta and Saskatchewan Orders 45-539 Small Business Financing

August 2021

CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Changes to Companion Policy 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements Related to Financial Statement Requirements
CSA Position Paper 25-404 New Self-Regulatory Organization Framework

July 2021

Amendments to NI 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations and changes to 31-103CP to Enhance Protection of Older and Vulnerable Clients

June 2021

CSA Notice 31-360 Blanket Orders/Class Orders in respect of Transitional Relief Related to the Deferred Sales Charge
CSA Staff Notice 21-326 Guidance for Reporting Material Systems Incidents - Revised

May 2021

CSA Notice of Publication National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure
CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Other Amendments and Changes Relating to Annual and Interim Filings of Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers and Seeking
CSA Notice 94-304 Frequency of the requirement to deliver Form 94-102F3 Customer Collateral Report: Regulated Clearing Agency and Blanket Order 94-502

April 2021

CSA Notice of Multilateral Instrument 25-102 Designated Benchmarks and Benchmark Administrators and Companion Policy
CSA Notice on and Request for Comment Proposed Amendments to Multilateral Instrument 25-102 Designated Benchmarks and Benchmark Administrators and Changes to Companion Policy 25-102 Designated Benchmarks and Benchmark Administrators
ASC Notice Repeal of Alberta Securities Commission Rule 45-509 Offering Memorandum for Real Estate
CSA Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Amendments to NI 14-101 Definitions and Consequential Amendments
CSA Staff Notice 95-302 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives

March 2021

Multilateral CSA Notice of Implementation Alberta and Saskatchewan Orders 45-538 Self-Certified Investor Prospectus Exemption
Staff Notice 21-329 Guidance for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms: Compliance with Regulatory Requirements
CSA Multilateral Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Order 45-539 Small Business Financing
ASC Notice and Request for Comment Proposed Revocation of ASC Blanket Order 31-505 Registration Exemption for Trades in Connection with Certain Prospectus-Exempt Distributions and Replacement with Proposed ASC Blanket Order 31-536 Alberta Small Business Finder’s Exemption
CSA Staff Notice 41-307 Concerns Regarding An Issuer’s Financial Condition And The Sufficiency Of Proceeds From A Prospectus Offering (Revised)
ASC Notice of Amendments to ASC Rule 72-501 Distributions to Purchasers Outside Alberta
CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-312 Report on Sixth Staff Review of Disclosure Regarding Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

February 2021

CSA Staff Notice 45-328 Update on Amendments relating to Syndicated Mortgages: NI 45-106 and NI 31-103
CSA Staff Notice 51-362 Staff Review of COVID-19 Disclosures and Guide for Disclosure Improvements
Request for Comment Proposed Amendments to NI 33-109

January 2021

Blanket Order 81-508 Exemptions from National Instrument 81-104 Alternative Mutual Funds
ASC Notice of Amendments to ASC Rule 45-511 Local Prospectus Exemptions and Related Requirements Related to Syndicated Mortgages
ASC Notice of Proposed Repeal of ASC Rule 45-509 Offering Memorandum for Real Estate Securities

May 2020

COVID-19 Temporary Blanket Relief
COVID-19 Temporary Blanket Relief

February 2020

Multilateral CSA Notice of Amendments to National Instrument 81-105 Mutual Fund Sales Practices, Changes to 81-105CP and Changes to 81-101CP relating to Prohibition of Deferred Sales Charges for Investment Funds
CSA Staff Notice 23-326 Order Protection Rule: Market Share Threshold for the Period April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021