BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA)
BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is responsible for the regulation of private sector insurers in BC. They ensure that insurers are properly authorized; supervise insurers and address solvency concerns with their operations; and address statutory market conduct issues. They are also responsible for the regulation of mortgage brokers.
BC Housing licenses residential builders, administers owner builder authorizations and carries out research and education that benefits the residential construction industry and consumers. They strengthen consumer protection for new homebuyers and improve the quality of residential construction under the Homeowner Protection Act.
British Columbia Securities Commission
The British Columbia Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating capital markets in BC.
Civil Resolution Tribunal
The Civil Resolution Tribunal is Canada’s first online tribunal for resolving strata and small claims disputes.
Consumer Protection BC
Consumer Protection BC regulates a variety of sectors and specific types of consumer transactions in BC. They license and inspect regulated businesses, respond to consumer inquiries, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws and educate consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities.
www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/ — will open in a new tab
Residential Tenancies Branch
Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch for information, education and dispute resolution services for landlords and tenants.
604-660-1020 (Lower Mainland)
Technical Safety BC
Technical Safety BC oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. They issue permits, licences and certificates, and work with industry to reduce safety risks.