National industry voice for exempt market issuers, dealers
and other professionals in the exempt market
EMDA ensures exempt market professionals play a significant role
in the capital markets and have a strong voice in the development
of securities regulations across Canada. The EMDA has made
detailed written submissions to securities regulators and we meet
regularly with senior representatives of the provincial securities
commissions to advance the issues facing exempt market.
The EMDA ’s submissions to securities regulators can be found on
our website under “Speaking Up For EMDs” section. Please also
review the EMDA media coverage in our Media Room.
Regulatory & Compliance Guidance
Insight on compliance and regulatory requirements for EMDs and
access to a national network of EMDs, issuers, industry experts
and professional advisers to EMDs.
Exclusive Insurance Programs
Access to insurance programs customized specifically for EMDs.
The EMDA Professional Liability E&O Insurance Program protects
EMD dealing representatives against errors and omissions; and
the EMDA FIB bonding insurance ensures EMDs satisfy their
Opportunities for professional development of EMDs and their
dealing representatives. The EMDA Annual Exempt Market
Conference addresses key issues in the exempt market and
provides practical information that EMDs, issuers, and professional
advisers need to succeed. Our conferences allow you to hear
directly from regulators, explore new areas of the market, discuss
challenges of manufacturing and distributing exempt products and
coping with the increasing regulatory expectations facing EMDs.
The EMDA has also launched the Continuing Education program
specifically designed for EMDs and Dealing Representatives.
We are teaming up with professional educators and conference
providers to bring detailed and relevant educational offerings
to support you in your business, and helping you succeed in a
Tuition & Event Discounts for Members
Special access and member discounts for the key events and
services exempt market professionals need: proficiency courses,
continuing education, industry conferences, networking events.
Exempt Market Deals of the Year Awards
The EMDA’s Exempt Market Deals of the Year are the national
awards for exempt market industry deals and EMDA members
take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate our achievements.
These EMDA awards recognize high standards of professional
conduct in dealers and issuers and showcase exempt market
business leaders who are helping build a vibrant and successful
exempt capital market.
Once you become an EMDA member, you will connect with other
exempt market professionals across Canada through the EMDA
Membership Community on our website. You can simply search
other EMDA members by using the special search function on the
back end of our website. The EMDA also organizes EMDA Cocktails
and Conversations events across Canada to connect EMDs and
exempt market issuers coast to coast. Staying connected and
building your network to support your business is important to
your success, and to the growth of the exempt market.
Exempt Market Update Magazine - the leading information
source in Canada’s exempt market
The Exempt Market Update Magazine provides in-depth coverage
of regulatory changes, compliance best practices, and offers critical
analysis of deal structures, financial reporting, legal, accounting and
other marketplace issues. Each edition features articles by leading
professionals engaged in the exempt market in Canada.
Complimentary promotional opportunities for your company
through EMDA website and social media channels
The EMDA is your national industry voice for the exempt market
and we believe helping our members succeed in their businesses
is important. EMDA members are encouraged to send us your
news and we will share it with the cross Canada exempt market
community.Pl ease send your news to communications@
Credibility in the Exempt Market Community
Belonging to the EMDA makes a statement that you are committed
to your profession and ensuring the highest standards of business
conduct in the exempt market.
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THE BENEFITS OF EMDA MEMBERSHIP