FSRA publishes final guidance on enhanced education standards for the mortgage brokering sector

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) will adopt new standards for approving licensing courses in the mortgage brokering sector to enhance consumer protection.

FSRA is releasing final Interpretation and Approach guidance on adopting the Mortgage Broker Regulators’ Council of Canada’s Education and Accreditation Standards.

FSRA’s use of the Accreditation Standards:

  • promotes professionalism, strengthens consumer protection, and enhances public confidence in the mortgage brokering sector in Ontario
  • ensures licensing courses provided by different course providers meet minimum standards of quality required for approval

The Guidance did not require substantive changes following FSRA’s consultation. It came into effect on November 1, 2021.

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FSRA and the Ministry of Finance, in consultation with the industry, are working collaboratively to implement recommendations from the 2019 report on the government’s review of the MBLAA.

FSRA continues to work on behalf of all stakeholders, including consumers, to ensure financial safety, fairness, and choice for everyone.

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