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Securex SEDAR Filings

SEDAR is the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval, the electronic filing system for the disclosure documents of public companies and investment funds across Canada.

All Canadian public companies and investment funds are generally required to file their documents in the SEDAR system. In addition, some third parties who are involved in public company transactions such as take-over bids or proxy contests may be required to file. CDS INC, a subsidiary of the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, manages the SEDAR system on behalf of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).


Filers are required to pay an annual filing fee for using the official SEDAR system as well as annual fees to whatever jurisdiction they decide to file to. Certain document types that are filed, such as proxy statements, incur additional fees. Fee payment is done electronically through the SEDAR system.

XBRL Filings

SEDAR allows the use of voluntary XBRL filings. However, filings in XBRL cannot substitute regular SEDAR filings and must be submitted with regular annual SEDAR filings.

SEDAR Resources

For questions concerning filing standards or requirements, please refer to the SEDAR Filing Manual.

Securex, an authorized SEDAR filing agent, will handle all details of your SEDAR filing:

  • Convert your documents into required SEDAR formats
  • Send you a proof of the filing for your approval
  • Make any required changes and file your document with SEDAR
  • Provide confirmation that your document was accepted
  • Provide you with information on filing fees, deadlines, document formatting, etc. as requested

SEDAR’s hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 7am to 11pm ET; it is closed on all Canadian statutory holidays. Users of the SEDAR system can only perform such tasks such as submitting filings or downloading profiles during these hours.

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