All issuers that currently file on SEDAR will have to undertake a number of steps to ensure access to the new SEDAR+ system, which the securities regulators refer to as “onboarding.” Information on the CSA’s website suggests that these steps should be completed by April 14, 2023 to ensure immediate access to SEDAR+ once it is rolled out. A number of agreements must be reviewed and entered into, including an electronic filer agreement and a filing agent authorization form (for issuers and funds that use filing agents). There are also a number of new fields in SEDAR+ that may take some time to populate. For more information, please refer to the article written by BLG below. If you have not yet begun this process or require additional information, please contact us for assistance.

February 28, 2023