Additional BCAR Return and Instructions Changes effective Q1 2018

Document Properties

  • Type of Publication: Letter
  • Our File: P1650-7
  • Date: December 15, 2017
  • To:
    • Chief Financial Officers of Banks and Federally Regulated Trust and Loan Companies and Principal Officers of Foreign Bank Branches
  • From:
    • Ima Okonny
    • Director, Regulatory Data Management

This is to advise you of the additional changes that were made to the Financial Information Committee (FIC) BCAR regulatory return and instructions. These changes can be viewed on OSFI’s website at under Regulatory Data and Returns > Filing Financial Returns.

The following BCAR changes are effective for Q1 2018 filing:

  • BCAR return template – see Schedule 1
    • Reordering of the memo items
    • Moving the instructional text into the each memo item heading
    • Numbering of the memo items (i.e. 1, 2)
  • BCAR instruction changes under the following schedules:
    • Schedule 1
    • Schedule 30
    • Schedule 40A

Additional Information / Questions

If you have any questions about completing or filing the financial Returns, please contact Returns Administration via email at or by telephone at (613) 991-0609.

cc: Canadian Bankers Association