Useful Links

Information Bulletins

Use the following links to access the appropriate section:


Consumer Resources

Name
 
Competition Bureau Issues Warning: Don’t Flip for “Free” Real Estate Investment Seminars
Canadian Consumer Protection for Financial Services Insolvencies
Canadian Bar Association - Dial-A-Law
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
Centre for the Financial Services OmbudsNetwork
Consumer Protection BC
Better Business Bureau
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Joint Forum of Market Regulators Consumer Protection - Financial Products
The Canadian Consumer Handbook
The Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments
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Industry Organizations

Name
 
British Columbia
B.C. Real Estate Association
Central 1 Credit Union
Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia
Mortgage Brokers Association of B.C.
Real Estate Institute of B.C.
Stabilization Central Credit Union
 
Canada
Canadian Bankers Association
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
Credit Union Central of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Institute of Canada
Real Estate Institute of Canada
The Canadian Payments Association
 
Industry Protection Funds
Canadian Life & Health Insurance Compensation Corporation (Assuris)
Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation
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Regulation of Financial Institutions

Region   Name
     
Federal   Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Alberta   Alberta Finance
Saskatchewan   Saskatchewan Finance
Manitoba   Manitoba Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Ontario   Financial Services Commission of Ontario
Quebec   Autorité des marchés financiers
Nova Scotia   Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
New Brunswick   Department of Justice
Prince Edward Island   Community Services & Attorney General
Newfoundland   Department of Government Services and Lands
     
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Government Resources

B.C. Government
Name
 
B.C. Corporate Registry
B.C. Government Directory
B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
BC Laws
B.C. Legislative Assembly
B.C. OnLine
B.C. Unclaimed Property Society
Crown Publications Queen's Printer for B.C.
Government of British Columbia
Homeowner Protection Office
Insurance Premium Tax
Insurance Corporation of B.C.
Land Title & Survey Authority of British Columbia
Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner
Public Guardian & Trustee of B.C.
 
Canadian Government
Name
 
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
Finance Canada - Financial Institutions And Markets
Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
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Credit Unions and Trust Companies

Related Links
Name
 
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation
Canadian Bankers Association
Central 1 Credit Union
Credit Unions of B.C.
Credit Union Central of Canada
Stabilization Central Credit Union
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Insurance

Related Links
Name
 
Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators
Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
Canadian Life & Health Insurance OmbudService
General Insurance Ombudservice
Homeowner Protection Office
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Corporation of B.C.
Insurance Council of BC
Insurance Institute of Canada
Insurance Premium Tax
The Canadian Payments Association
 
Industry protection funds
Canadian Life & Health Insurance Compensation Corporation (Assuris)
Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation
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Mortgage Brokers

Related Links
Name
 
Mortgage Brokers Association of B.C.
UBC Real Estate Division
MBIBC Mortgage Brokers Institute British Columbia
Real Estate Council of Alberta
Saskatchewan's Finance
Manitoba Securities Commission
New Brunswick: Justice and Consumer Affairs
Newfoundland: Financial Services Regulation Division, Department of Government Services
Ontario: The Financial Services Commission
Northwest Territories Finance
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Quebec: Organisme d'autoréglémentation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ)
Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals
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Pensions

Pensions - Government Pensions
Name Description
 
British Columbia Pension Corporation Formerly the British Columbia Superannuation Commission Administers the College, Municipal, Teachers' and Public Service Pension Plans
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Pensions Policies and Publications Information for federal public employees
Canada Pension Plan CPP
CPP Disability Benefits CPP Disability Benefits
Old Age Security OAS
Guaranteed Income Supplement GIS
International Benefits International Social Security Agreements
Seniors' Healthy Living Secretariat British Columbia Seniors' Healthy Living Secretariat of the Ministry of Health, including information on finances and income security programs
Employment and Assistance Programs British Columbia Ministry of Human Resources Employment and Assistance Programs
   
Pensions - Other Jurisdictions
Name Location
   
Alberta Finance, Superintendent of Financial Institutions Alberta
Financial Services Commission, Pensions Division Saskatchewan
Manitoba Pensions Commission Manitoba
Financial Services Commission of Ontario Ontario
Retraite Québec Québec
Financial and Consumer Services Commission, Pensions New Brunswick
Department of Environment and Labour, Pension Regulation Division Nova Scotia
Newfoundland and Labrador, Insurance and Pensions Division Newfoundland
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (Canada) Canada
Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 (Canada), including Schedule III (Permitted Investments) Canada
Employee Benefits Security Administration United States Department of Labor
   
Pensions - Other Links
Name Description
   
Bill 38 - Pensions Benefits Standard Act Legislation introduced to the Act
Catalyst Paper Corporation Information on Catalyst Paper CCAA filing
Law Society of British Columbia Lawyer Referral Service Finding a lawyer
Access Pro Bono Legal Aid Legal Aid for people of limited means
Report of the Joint Expert Panel Alberta and British Columbia release report of Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards
CRA - Registered Plans Canada Revenue Agency - Registered Plans Directorate
CRA - Tax Alert Canada Revenue Agency - RSP and RIF scams
CRA - RRSP Strip Schemes Canada Revenue Agency - CRA Compliance Bulletin
Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities CAPSA
Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans
Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities Régimes de retraite relevant de plus d'une autorité gouvernementale
Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators
Bank of Canada Bank of Canada
British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society Successor organization to the former Unclaimed Property Office
British Columbia Law Institute Q & A on Division of Pension under BC’s new
Family Law Act
Canadian Institute of Actuaries  
The Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute  
Association of Canadian Pension Management  
Financial Services OmbudsNetwork  
Institute of Advanced Financial Planners  
Financial Planners Standards Council  
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Real Estate

Regulation of Real Estate & Mortgage Brokers
Region   Name
     
Canada    
British Columbia   Real Estate Council of B.C.
Alberta   Real Estate Council of Alberta
Saskatchewan   Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission
Saskatchewan   Saskatchewan Justice, Consumer Protection Branch
Manitoba   Manitoba Securities Commission, Real Estate Section
Ontario   Real Estate Council of Ontario
Ontario   Financial Services Commission of Ontario - Deposit Institutions
Quebec   Organisme d´autoreglementation du Courtage Immobilier du Quebec
Nova Scotia   Department of Business & Consumer Services
New Brunswick   Department of Justice
Prince Edward Island   Community Services & Attorney General
Newfoundland   Department of Government Services & Lands
Northwest Territories   Municipal and Community Affairs
Yukon   Department of Community Services
     
United States    
Arizona   Arizona Department of Real Estate
Florida   Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes
Hawaii   Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Nevada   Nevada Real Estate Division
Washington   Washington State Department of Licensing
     
Related Links
    Description
     
Licensing Information    
Real Estate Council of B.C.   The Real Estate Council is a body established under the Real Estate Services Act of British Columbia. In conjunction with the Superintendent of Real Estate, the Council administers and enforces the Real Estate Services Act
Association of Real Estate License Law Officials - ARELLO    
     
Real Estate    
B.C. Real Estate Association    
Real Estate Institute of B.C.    
Real Estate Institute of Canada   
UBC Real Estate Division    
Urban Development Institute    
     
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Strata Property

Name
 
Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C.
Canadian Condominium Institute - (Metro Vancouver Chapter)
Condominium Home Owners' Association
British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island
Pacific Condominium Association of B.C
Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association
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Securities Regulation

Region Name
   
British Columbia B.C. Securities Commission
Alberta Alberta Securities Commission
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Securities Division
Manitoba Manitoba Securities Commission
Ontario Ontario Securities Commission
Quebec Autorité Des Marchés Financiers
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Securities Commission
New Brunswick New Brunswick Securities Commission
Prince Edward Island PEI Superintendent of Securities Office
Newfoundland Service Newfoundland

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