Exchanges, Alternative Trading Systems, Clearing Agencies, Trade Repositories & Information Processors


The ASC has the statutory power to recognize exchanges. This recognition allows the exchanges to operate and sets out the terms and conditions under which the exchanges are regulated. The ASC has recognized the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. and the Natural Gas Exchange Inc. (NGX) as exchanges. The ASC has also recognized ICE Futures U.S., Inc., New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc., Chicago Board of Trade and Commodity Exchange, Inc. as exchanges. The ASC has granted Toronto Stock Exchange, and ICE Futures Europe exemptions from recognition as exchanges.

The ASC has also recognized additional entities, including exchanges and quotation and trade reporting systems, for the application of various sections of Alberta securities laws. This recognition is limited to the specific section of the regulatory instrument to which it relates and is outlined in an order entitled ‘Recognition of Various Exchanges for Specific Purposes’, which can be found here.

Click on a title to see the documents associated with each organization.

Aequitas Neo Exchange Inc. (CBOE Canada Inc.) 

Alpha Exchange Inc.

Bloomberg SEF LLC

Bloomberg Tradebook Singapore Pte Ltd.

Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX), doing business as the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)

CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

Eurex Deutschland

ICAP Global Derivatives Limited


ICE Clear Canada Inc.

ICE Futures Canada Inc.

ICE Futures Europe

ICE Futures U.S., Inc.

ICE Swap Trade, LLC

Nasdaq Canada

ICE NGX Canada Inc. (formerly Natural Gas Exchange Inc.)
trueEX LLC
TSX Venture Exchange Inc (TSXV)

Alternative Trading Systems (ATSs)

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has developed a framework for regulating ATSs. National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation, and National Instrument 23-101 Trading Rules, with their Companion Policies make up the “ATS Rules”.

Clearing Agencies

The ASC has recognized ICE NGX Canada Inc. as a Clearing Agency. Please see its link above for the recognition order.

Canadian Depository for Securities Limited and CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.

Trade Repositories

The ASC has the statutory power to recognize trade repositories. The ASC has recognized ICE Trade Vault, LLC, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., DTCC Data Repository (U.S.) LLC and KOR Reporting Inc. as trade repositories.

ICE Trade Vault, LLC

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

DTCC Data Repository (U.S.) LLC

KOR Reporting Inc. 

Information Processors

The ASC has the statutory authority to designate information processors.

TSX Inc.

Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization