The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are planning to implement security enhancements to SEDAR on June 15. The change involves a new process to record the authorization that issuers have granted to filing agents and to confirm the identity of self-filing issuers. The authorization process will have to be completed if a self-filing issuer is filing for the first time or hasn’t made a SEDAR filing since December 14, 2017. Likewise, an issuer will have to validate its filing agent for a first-time filing on SEDAR or if the agent hasn’t made a filing for the issuer in the past eighteen months.

For issuers, it’s very important to ensure that the contacts in your SEDAR profile are up-to-date now, so that the CSA can reach you promptly to obtain authorization on the implementation date.