On September 30, 2008, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) issued Notice 2008-0113 regarding the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Notice 2008-0113 stated that IIROC would require progress reports on the adoption of IFRS from dealer members by April 1, 2009.

On February 23, 2009, however, IIROC released a notice stating that in lieu of a progress report, dealer members will be required to complete a survey, which will be sent to the CFOs of each dealer member. The purpose of the survey will be to "assist dealer members in their self-assessment of the impact to adopt IFRS" and IIROC intends to use the results to "identify implementation issues and next steps".