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Advance your skills and knowledge in securities law with the Osgoode Certificate in Canadian Securities Law and Practice.  Combine courses in Canadian securities, U.S. Securities, the TSX, and Derivatives to earn a certificate and a firm grounding in all the major elements you need to know in Canadian securities law.

The unique CERTIFICATE IN CANADIAN SECURITIES LAW AND PRACTICE will take your knowledge and skills to the next level. Designed and delivered by leading experts from Canada and the U.S., the curriculum will give you the critical knowledge and skills you need to rapidly improve your practice and skill set. Learn or review the fundamentals and key issues in Canadian and American securities law, derivatives, and the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.

The modular design of the Certificate allows you to customize your learning and take programs when and how you want to.  Make your continuing legal education count.  The Certificate in Canadian Securities Law and Practice includes the following courses:


Advisory Board

  • Charlotte Bell, Senior Policy Counsel, General Counsel’s Office, TMX
  • Andrew Foley, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Nadeem Siddiq, Senior Legal Counsel, Scotiabank
  • Cathy Ma, Director, Derivatives, Global Product Specialist, Scotiabank
  • Grant Vingoe, Acting Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Heather Zordel, Gardiner Roberts LLP


Fees include attendance and all program materials (see individual program pages for specific details of each offering).

Certificate of Program Completion

All programs above must be completed within a two year period.

Space is strictly limited in each program to ensure an engaging learning experience. Register now – in one or more programs – to secure your place.

When you have completed all the programs listed above, please contact cle@osgoode.yorku.ca to request the final, multiple-choice examination. You will receive a Certificate upon successfully completing the final examination.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the Intensive Program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program start date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stephen Ahad

Program Details

Date & Time

The Intensive Course in Canadian Securities Law and Practice
January 20, 27, February 3 & 10, 2021
6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EDT *all evenings
Register for this program

Fundamentals of U.S. Securities Law (Online Replay)
January 14, 2021 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Register for this program

The Intensive Short Course on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX-V
February 8-9, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
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Fundamentals of Derivatives
December 1-2, 2020 

Day 1: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT
Day 2: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
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Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

Canadian Securities Law and Practice
$1495 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $747.50+ HST

The Intensive Short Course on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX-V
$795 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $397.50 + HST

Fundamentals of U.S. Securities Law
$795 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $397.50 + HST

Fundamentals of Derivatives
$1,295 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $647.50 + HST

Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals who work or have an interest in the securities field

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