FSCO was established under the Financial Services Commission of Ontario Act, 1997 (FSCO Act) with a legislative mandate set out in the FSCO Act.
FSCO's legislative mandate is to provide regulatory services that protect the public interest and enhance public confidence in the sectors it regulates.
FSCO regulates the insurance sector; pension plans; loan and trust companies; credit unions and caisses populaires; the mortgage brokering sector; co-operative corporations in Ontario; and service providers who invoice auto insurers for statutory accident benefits claims. FSCO is accountable to the Minister of Finance.
In order to support FSCO’s legislative mandate, the FSCO Act sets out a three-part structure for FSCO, which includes the Commission; the Superintendent of Financial Services and Staff; and the Financial Services Tribunal (Tribunal).
Regulations We Administer
FSCO's Superintendent & Staff
As of March 31, 2016, FSCO regulated or registered:
- 322 insurance companies
- 6,997 pension plans
- 105 credit unions and caisses populaires
- 51 loan and trust corporations
- 1,199 mortgage brokerages
- 2,489 mortgage brokers
- 4,344 accident benefit service providers
- 9,954 mortgage agents
- 154 mortgage administrators
- 1,794 co-operative corporations
- 51,994 insurance agents
- 4,992 corporate insurance agencies
- 1,564 insurance adjusters
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