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Canada’s Securities Industry
Did You Know?
The Canadian securities industry plays a key role in Canada’s financial services sector. It enables businesses and governments to raise debt and equity capital—which stimulates economic growth and job creation—and helps investors and savers work towards their financial objectives.
In 2021, Canada’s Securities industry:
Helped listed Canadian businesses raise $56.9 billion in equity capital through primary and secondary offerings on the TSX, enabling them to grow and expand which, in turn, stimulated demand for goods and services in the economy. Source: TMX Group
Helped 53 companies go public, raising $10.8 billion in initial public offerings (excluding CPCs and SPACs). This money can be used to expand operations, purchase machinery and equipment, fund research and development, or attract top talent to their enterprises by offering stock incentives that give key employees an ownership stake in the business. Source: TMX Group
Enabled Canadian businesses to raise $275 billion by issuing bonds to finance operations. These bonds provided Canadian investors a steady flow of income and capital preservation. Source: FP Data
Enabled the federal, provincial and municipal governments to raise $185 billion through debt issuance to fund improvements to public infrastructure—schools, roads and hospitals—and other services valued by Canadians. Source: FP Data
Managed $477 billion in Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP), $179 billion in Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) and $193 billion in Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) on behalf of Canadians, helping them prepare for their retirement. Source: Investor Economics, Retail Brokerage and Distribution Report – Canada, Summer 2021
Employed approximately 47,000 Canadians from coast-to-coast—in small regional dealer firms with a few employees to large national dealer firms with thousands of employees. Source: IIROC