Being a Publicly Traded Company gives you access to the Canadian Capital Markets and the many pools of Public Venture Capital that are available to emerging companies. It raises your corporate profile and “puts you on the radar” as a suitable investment opportunity for investors.
In Canada, the main choices of going public are the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture, and now Canadian National Stock Exchange ("CNSX").
Companies that go public on a stock market in Canada become a reporting issuer with one or more of the Provincial Securities Commissions.
The definition of a Reporting Issuer is: “A company that has issued shares to the public and is subject to continuous disclosure requirements by one or more of the provincial securities commissions."
Companies can become a reporting issuer by qualifying a Prospectus with or without a Distribution, completing a merger or amalgamation with a reporting issuer or by filing a securities exchange take-over bid.
Each company on CNSX is a reporting issuer in Ontario and in some cases also a reporting issuer in another province.
If you are not a reporting issuer there are many methods to become one including a merger or an amalgamation with a reporting issuer, qualifying a Non-Offering or Offering Prospectus or completing a Reverse Takeover ["RTO"]:
PBM's Reverse Takeover Planning can well assist in your company through the entire process of going public in Canada from Reverse Takeover [“RTO”] to introducing qualified and experienced securities attorneys, market makers, accountants and transfer agents to giving professional services on how to structure your company prior to your company's RTO to minimize dilution and maximize financing prospects.