Department of Community Services

Office of the Superintendent of Securities

Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

Canadian securities regulators announce ban on binary options

Calgary – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today announce the implementation of Multilateral Instrument 91-102 Prohibition of Binary Options, which makes it illegal to  advertise, offer, sell or otherwise trade binary options shorter than 30 days with any individual.

“Binary options are the leading type of investment fraud facing Canadians today, and the impact of this kind of scam on individuals is staggering,” said Louis Morisset, Chair of the CSA and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “This ban positions the CSA among the world leaders in fighting back against binary options fraud and represents an important step in protecting Canadians. It conveys a clear message that these products are unsuitable for individuals because of their risky characteristics and that their trading is illegal.”

Read the news release.


Yukon has joined the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System

The Government of Yukon has joined the governments of British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Canada in delegating the regulation of securities to a common regulator by signing on to the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System. View the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System's website for more about the Cooperative system, and for News and Publications.


What we do

The Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities, which is part of the Department of Community Services, is responsible for administering Yukon’s securities laws. It works to foster fair and efficient capital markets, and protect investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, an association of the 13 securities regulators across Canada, we work to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

Yukon’s securities legislation is designed to ensure that the territory’s capital market operates fairly and efficiently for participants, and that investors have timely, accurate information on which to base investment decisions. It also works to ensure that those who sell securities in Yukon are registered and that they conduct themselves according to applicable laws and professional standards.

Yukon Superintendent of Securities is empowered to hear enforcement proceedings and to consider applications for exemptions from the requirements of the securities legislation.

Contact Office of the Superintendent of Securities

Location (Courier Address)
307 Black Street, 1st Floor
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2N1

Mailing Address
PO Box 2703 (C-6)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cheques Payable to: Yukon Government

Phone: (867) 667-5466
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 local 5466
Fax: (867) 393-6251
Email: securities@gov.yk.ca