Alert - Investment scam

OSFI is aware that some companies are falsely invoking its name or claiming to be OSFI employees, to legitimize their activities. Please be advised that OSFI does not have authority over day-to-day operations of financial institutions, and does not ask for payments to pay taxes, fines or any other fees to unlock an individual’s funds. If you are instructed by someone claiming to be OSFI or claiming that OSFI requires you to make such a payment, you may be victim of a scam. Anyone impacted by such a scam is urged to report the incident to the authorities through the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), which is jointly managed by the RCMP, the Competition Bureau and the Ontario Provincial Police.


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Save the date for our first quarterly release

Our first quarterly release of regulatory guidance will be held on August 22, 2024

Peter Routledge

Rising debt service costs to be a key risk

Find out what Superintendent Peter Routledge said at the House of Commons.

Key safeguards



Domestic Stability Buffer
3.50% of total risk-weighted assets effective November 1, 2023


+2% or 5.25%

Minimum Qualifying Rate for uninsured mortgages
The greater of the mortgage contract rate plus 2% or 5.25%

Resources for financial institutions

Financial data

Data from the financial institutions and insurance companies that we supervise


Regulatory and supervisory expectations for financial institutions 

Reporting and returns

Reporting requirements for financial and corporate returns

Resources for private pension plans

Understanding your pension plan

Learn when and how you can unlock your pension plan, what pension plans we regulate, and more

Administering pension plans

Get guidance about administering federally regulated pension plans 

Our Superintendent

Peter Routledge

Peter Routledge

Peter Routledge was appointed Superintendent of Financial Institutions on June 29, 2021. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation beginning in November 2018.

Major announcements

  • 2024-08-22 Pilot – Quarterly release date
  • 2024-09-05 Industry day
  • 2024-10-10 OSFI Annual Risk Outlook – semi-annual update
  • 2024-11-21 Pilot – Quarterly release date
  • 2024-12-05 Industry day
  • 2024-12-17 Domestic Stability Buffer rate setting announcement
  • 2025-02-20 Pilot – Quarterly release date
  • 2025-03-06 Industry day