Who We Are

The Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA) is a national, federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization, launched in 1999 to identify, analyze and recommend ways to meet the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian and international capital markets.


To enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s capital markets through a forum of industry experts who provide leadership and direction to the investment community.

Our Mandate

To communicate, educate and help co-ordinate the different segments of the investment industry on projects and initiatives spanning multiple parts of Canada’s capital markets.

Who We Serve

Participating under the co-ordinating umbrella of the Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA) are dealers, custodians, asset managers and industry associations, etc.; key securities infrastructure, such as exchanges, The Canadian Depository of Securities (CDS) and Fundserv; back-office service providers and vendors; and other stakeholders (e.g., regulators including SROs).

How We Work

Our Board of Directors, representing the Canadian capital markets and with industry input, determines which cross-investment-industry initiative(s) the CCMA focuses resources on.  The issue(s) will determine which industry segments, firms, industry associations, support and other organizations become involved and how.  Usually this is done through CCMA committees.

What’s New

The CCMA’s 2017-19 resources are focused on two new initiatives.

The first is to work with the participants of CDS and CDCC to co-ordinate, educate and communicate the work and efforts associated with the TMX/CDS Post-Trade Modernization project, scheduled for implementation in 2019.

The second is to produce a T+2 post-mortem report. This report will look a the lessons learned, and a look into the future at shortening the settlement period even further.

Latest Releases

July 18, 2019: Japan moves to T+2
April 19, 2019: Settlement Optimization Recommendation to CDS
January 11, 2019: Post Trade Modernization – CNS Hold and Buy In Extensions
October 27, 2018: More countries transitioning to T+2
April 19, 2018:  Canadian Capital Markets Association Releases T+2 Project Post-Mortem Report

April 19, 2018:  T+2 Project:  Post-Mortem Report

December 5, 2017: CCMA Seeks Members for a New TMX/CDS Post-Trade Modernization Advisory Council

September 8, 2017:  News Release – Transition to T+2 Successfully Completed

Aug. 31-Sept. 8:  Transition Week Calls

August 31, 2017: Adoption of a T+2 Settlement Cycle for Conventional Mutual Funds – Amendments to National Instrument 81-102 Investment Funds

July 6, 2017:  CCMA Letter to CSA on T+2-related NI 81-102 Investment Funds Amendments

July 6, 2017:  Updated CCMA Asset List

June 29, 2017:  IIROC Amendments to Facilitate the Investment Industry’s Move to T+2 Settlement

May 29, 2017:  CCMA declares fewer than 100 days to go until T+2 settlement helps bring faster, safer exchange of securities for cash

April 27, 2017:  Canadian securities regulators outline steps to support transition to T+2

Newsletter – T+2: What’s New

August 10, 2017 (Issue #11)
July 7, 2017 (Issue #10)
May 8, 2017 (Issue #9 – Special Edition)
April 27, 2017
(Issue #8)
February 22, 2017  (Issue #7)
December 20, 2016 (Issue #6)
November 1, 2016 (Issue #5)
September 4, 2016 (Issue #4)
July 22, 2016 (Issue #3)
May 24, 2016 (Issue #2)
March 31, 2016 (Issue #1)