IR Leader
August 06, 2019
CIRI members identify four top reasons they value their membership. One of the top reasons is staying abreast of regulatory changes through CIRI's advocacy initiatives.

On Tuesday, July 30, CIRI made a submission to the CSA on the Proposed National Systems Renewal Program Rule and Related Amendments and Proposed Repeal and Replacement of Multilateral Instrument 13-102 System Fees for SEDAR and NRD.

CIRI supports the proposed replacement of SEDAR with a Renewed System and the simplified fee structure. We did not comment on the specific changes to the fee structure as it is currently not clear how these revisions will impact our various members.

CIRI took the opportunity to raise the issue of subscribers potentially receiving access to regulatory filings before the general public. We encouraged the CSA to review this when implementing the Renewed System so that all individuals have simultaneous access to filings, allowing for fair and efficient capital markets.

To view the complete submission, click here.
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CIRI is pleased to inform you that new job opportunities are available in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

CIRI members can click here to view the postings. You must be logged in as this is a 'Members Only' benefit.

Are you looking to create or fill a position in your company or for a client? Here's an effective way to reach CIRI members who are looking for new challenges in investor relations.

Members may submit a job posting free of charge. Non-members may submit a job posting for $150+HST.

To submit a job posting, contact Kaitlin Davis at or (416) 364-8200.

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