Designed and delivered by leading experts from Canada and the U.S.

Combine courses in Canadian Securities, U.S. Securities, Equity Financing Transactions, and Derivatives law and practice to earn a certificate and get a firm grounding in all the major elements you need to know in Canadian securities law.

The modular design of the Certificate allows you to customize your learning and take programs when and how you want to.  Make your continuing legal education count and get a solid foundation in the key fundamentals and issues relevant to working in securities law and the financial industry in Canada.

Certificate Requirements

In addition to completing all required courses, an online, multiple choice final examination must be successfully completed in order to receive the Certificate. Required Courses (registration and program links in box below):

  • Canadian Securities Law and Practice
  • Fundamentals of U.S. Securities Law
  • Derivatives Law and Practice
  • Equity Financing Transactions

Please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca once you have completed all four courses to receive instructions for taking the final examination. All courses must be taken within a two-year period.

Note

Delegates who took the OPD Intensive Short Course on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange in 2019, 2020, or 2021 are not required to attend the Equity Financing Transactions program in order to complete the Certificate.

Who Should Attend

Junior and mid-level associates practicing in corporate and securities law

Lawyers who want to develop their securities law expertise

Investment dealers and advisors

Corporate executives

Finance professionals

Civil litigators who practice securities litigation

Regulators

Kevin R. Fernandes

Mergers & Acquisitions, KMB Law

“The Osgoode Certificate in Canadian Securities Law and Practice is aimed at giving a participant the tools to succeed in practice. The breadth of topics addressed and the depth of experience of the faculty practitioners allow an attendee to see how the subject matter is applied to real world transactions. After completing the certificate I feel that my skillset and confidence have grown as well as my comfort level with transactions has increased.”

Agenda

View the 2021-2022 program agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.

Faculty

Advisory Board

Charlotte Bell

Senior Policy Counsel, General Counsel’s Office, TMX

Andrew Foley

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York)

Nadeem Siddiq

Senior Legal Counsel, Scotiabank

Cathy Ma

Director, Derivatives Global Product Specialist, Scotiabank

Grant Vingoe

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Heather Zordel

Gardiner Roberts LLP

John Wilkin

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Register

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded programs.

All courses must be completed within a two-year period.

Course:

Canadian Securities Law and Practice 2022

Course:

Fundamentals of U.S. Securities Law 2021

Course:

Derivatives Law and Practice 2022

Course:

Equity Financing Transactions 2021

Printable Registration Form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

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Certificate of Program Completion

All sessions of the four courses constituting the Certificate must be completed within a two-year period, and you must also successfully pass an online, multiple choice final examination with questions drawn directly from the course materials. You will have one month to successfully pass the examination once receiving access and will be able to retake it until achieving the pass mark or better.

Once you have completed the four courses you must notify OsgoodePD to receive access to the final examination.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Program content questions

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SAhad@osgoode.yorku.ca

Online Technical Requirements

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