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About Us
We are Canada's entrepreneurial securities exchange.


We have offered issuers a marketplace to access public capital since 2003.


Where innovation, passion, and trust intersect

The CSE provides a superior exchange experience by investing in our customers’ success with innovation, dedication, and passion.


We are Canada’s entrepreneurial exchange

We are trailblazers: as the first equities exchange established in Ontario in many decades, we support innovative companies as they access public capital markets.

Our History

Bringing choice, fairness, and transparency to the Canadian public markets

A History of Tenacious Innovation


The CSE lists its first three issuers: International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation (now Thunderbird Resorts listed on Euronext), United Reef Limited, and Champion Natural Health.


The CSE becomes a recognized stock exchange, the first in Ontario since the 1920’s.


The CSE opens its Vancouver office.


The CSE stock exchange data launches on Bloomberg and Reuters (now Refinitiv).


The CSE launches the first ever continuous auction market to trade securities listed on other Canadian exchanges, a new and innovative facility with a high-capacity, low-latency trading environment and an attractive fee structure.


The CSE changes the CNQ name to CNSX Markets Inc. to reflect its stock exchange status.


The CSE becomes a “Designated Stock Exchange,” by the Department of Finance Canada making its securities eligible for RRSPs and TFSAs.


The CSE is designated as an “offshore securities market” by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


The CSE trades over 2 billion shares – a new record for the Exchange.


The CSE launches the CSE Composite Index®.


The CSE debuts its new website with enhanced productivity tools for issuers and investors.


The CSE launches the CSE25 Index™.


The CSE’s early work with the cannabis industry is reflected in a massive surge of new listings, many from the United States. The CSE currently lists 162 companies in the sector; the companies have collectively raised $17 billion since 2016-2022.


The CSE lists its 500th issuer.


The CSE responds to the challenges of the pandemic through the adoption of a hybrid work model, and successfully handles a massive increase in retail-driven trading and issuer finance activity.


In February 2021 the CSE hits a record trading month with 9.3 billion shares traded.


The CSE surpasses 800 listed issuers.

Trading on the CSE

Trading on the CSE


All Canadian investment dealers with trading operations have access to the CSE. These include international firms with branch operations in Canada, Canadian bank-owned investment dealers, and independent dealers serving retail and institutional investors from Canada and around the world.

Market Data

The CSE delivers real-time, delayed, and historical market data products and services to its customers across North America and around the world.

Registered Investment Account Eligibility

Stocks listed on the CSE are RRSP and TFSA eligible. In the U.K. they are eligible for SIPPs and ISAs under U.K. tax law. CSE listed securities may be held in U.S. retirement accounts such as IRAs or 401ks.


In a fragmented Canadian trading environment, the CSE has the overwhelming majority of trading volume in its listed securities. The result is the ability to more easily execute orders, relying on the breadth and depth of the CSE trading book.

The CSE is a fast-growing marketplace with over 800 listed securities and over 65 dealers.

Find information about how to access and trade CSE listed companies, including links to more information about companies, sources of real-time market data, and brokers for trading on the CSE.

How We’re Regulated

The CSE supports capital formation and fosters fair and efficient trading. We are an integral part of the Canadian capital markets system.

Recognition Status

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