CIPF Resources



CIPF provides limited protection for property held by a member firm on behalf of an eligible client, if the member firm becomes insolvent. Member firms are investment dealers that are members of IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada). These investment firms are also automatically members of CIPF.

CIPF coverage is custodial in nature. CIPF does not provide protection against any other type of risk or loss. If you have an account with a member firm, and that firm becomes insolvent, CIPF works to ensure that any property being held for you by the firm at that time is given back to you, within certain limits. Client property can include securities and cash. In certain circumstances, CIPF’s role may involve requesting the appointment of a trustee in bankruptcy.




November is Financial Literacy Month: Take a Look at Some of CIPF’s Resources


Investor Series #1: Most Common Myths about CIPF


Investor Series #2: CIPF and CDIC – How are They Different?


Investor Series #3: Investor Protection Fund Top Facts at a Glance


Investor Series #4: Do You Qualify for CIPF Protection? – Video and Infographic”

CIPF Podcast Series


No. 1 – Lessons Learned from Past Crises


No. 2 – Leadership in Times of Crisis


No. 3 – Investor Education in Modern Times


No. 4 – Independence of Compensation Funds


No. 5/6 (bilingual) – Insolvency in Times of Crisis


No. 7 – Resolving Customer Disputes in Times of Crisis


No. 8/9 (bilingual) – Regulating in Times of Crisis