Email Blast - Delay in processing times for registration applications

Dear Ultimate Designated Person and/or Chief Compliance Officer,

The OSC’s Registration Team is experiencing higher than expected volumes of registration-related submissions and applications. This is resulting in a delay in processing times for registration-related applications and submissions.

Please rest assured that we are processing all applications and submissions as quickly as possible. As a reminder, please ensure that any registration applications that your firm submits are complete when filed or submitted as this will help with processing the applications. If the application is incomplete, it will be returned to you.

In the meantime, we are working to return to our normal processing times as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

Yours Truly,

Compliance and Registrant Regulation Staff

Ontario Securities Commission