The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is responsible for supervising and regulating a broad range of financial service sectors. FSRA issues guidance to make it easier for the public, new entrants and incumbents to understand what is legally binding, what is FSRA’s interpretation or application of law and what information is designed to be helpful. All guidance is issued in accordance with FSRA's Guidance Framework.

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Guidance Documents Table
Showing 301 to 340 of 340 entries
Sector Status Category Guidance Number Sort descending Guidance Name
Pensions Active Funding PE0267ORG Collection of Unremitted Contributions, PBA 1990 s. 59, s. 87, s. 109 & s. 110
Pensions Active Funding PE0268ORG Contributory and Non-Contributory Pension Plans
Pensions Active Multi-jurisdictional issues PE0269ORG When and How to Change the Province of Registration for a Multi-jurisdictional Pension Plan
Pensions Active Multi-jurisdictional issues PE0270ORG Documents at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario for Plans Registered in Other Jurisdictions
Pensions Active Refunds PE0271ORG Application for Reimbursement of Employer Overpayment from a Continuing Pension Plan
Pensions Active Refunds PE0272ORG Application for Refund of Contributions to Plan Members or Former Members
Pensions Active Spousal Rights PE0274ORG Joint and Survivor Pension or Annuity – Entitlement, Waiver and Cancellation
Pensions Active Benefits PE0275ORG Joint and Survivor Pension Waived
Pensions Active Benefits PE0277ORG Value of a Deferred Pension
Pensions Active Commuted Value PE0278ORG Recalculation of Transfer Values
Pensions Active Commuted Value PE0279ORG Subsidized Early Retirement & Bridge Benefits where Eligibility Requirements have been Met and Plan Provides for Transfer Options
Pensions Active Commuted Value PE0280ORG Commuted Value Transfer Where Plan Underfunded and Member within 10 Years of Normal Retirement Date
Pensions Active Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) PE0281ORG Determining PBGF Assessment Base
Pensions Active Wind up PE0282ORG Where Employer Sells, Assigns or Disposes the Business or assets for the Business
Pensions Active Wind up PE0283ORG Original and Successor Pension Plans - Section 81 Does Not Preclude Wind Up of Original Plan
Pensions Active Funding PE0284ORG Contributions In-Kind Not Permitted
Pensions Active Miscellaneous PE0285ORG FAQs on the Most Significant Changes under Bill 120 in force on December 8, 2010 and July 1, 2012
Pensions Active Miscellaneous PE0286ORG Bill 236, Pension Benefits Amendment Act, 2010 - Frequently Asked Questions
Pensions Active Information and Statements PE0287ORG New Provisions Related to the Disclosure of Records
Pensions Active Wind up PE0288ORG Full and Partial Wind Ups - Frequently Asked Questions
Pensions Active Benefits PE0289ORG Immediate Vesting
Pensions Active Plan Types PE0290ORG FAQs - Multi-Employer Pension Plans (MEPPs)
Pensions Active Miscellaneous PE0291ORG Nortel Ontario Beneficiary Direction, Consent & Waiver
Pensions Active Locked-in Accounts PE0295ORG Frequently Asked Questions - Unlocking by Non-resident Former Member -Section 50.0.1 of the PBA
Pensions Active Administration - Pensions PE0296INT Pension Plan Administrator Roles and Responsibilities
Pensions Active Amendments PE0297ORG Conversion of a Plan from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution
Pensions Active Defined Contribution Plan PE0298INT Automatic Features in Defined Contribution Pension Plans
Pensions Active Filing - Pensions PE0300ORG Extension of Deadline for Filings with FSCO (2018)
Pensions Active Amendments PE0301INT Pension Plan Amendments
Pensions Active Amendments PE0302INT Actions to avoid deregistration of a pension plan under the Federal Income Tax Act
Pensions Active Miscellaneous PE0641INF A guide for employers - Communicating the value of your pension plan
Pensions Active Spousal Rights PE0653ORG Definition of "spouse"
Pensions Active Wind up PE0676ORG New Requirements for Grow-In, Opting Out of Grow-In and Partial Wind Up
Pensions Active Commuted Value PE0677ORG Commuted Value Transfers - Qs&As
Pensions Active Locked-in Accounts PE0678ORG FAQs on Locked-in Retirement Income Funds (LRIFs)
Pensions Active Locked-in Accounts PE0679ORG FAQs on Locked-in Retirement Accounts (LIRAs)
Pensions Active Locked-in Accounts PE0680ORG FAQs for Financial Institutions (LIFs and LRIFs)
Pensions Active Locked-in Accounts PE0681ORG FAQs: Option to Transfer Money from a Locked-in Account to an Unlocked vehicle
Pensions Active Locked-in Accounts PE0682ORG FAQs on the Effects of Changes on Other Unlocking Applications
Pensions Active Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) PE0683ORG Regulation Changes to the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) - 2019