Technical Guide to Listing

Introduction 4
Chapter 1 - Is your company ready to go public? 5
Deciding to Go Public 6
Your Path to Going Public 6
Selecting the Right Market 7
Choosing a Listing Method 8
Chapter 2 - Mapping out the going public process 11
Going Public Time Chart 13
Chapter 3 - Preparing to go public 14
Selecting Professional Advisors 14
Choosing your underwriters & sponsors 15
Corporate Structuring & Housekeeping 16
Creating a Board of Directors 16
Creating an Audit Committee 18
Organizing Financial Statements 19
Chapter 4 - TSX Venture Exchange listing experience 21
Submitting an Application for Listing 21
Receipt of Application & Exchange Review 23
Conditional Acceptance 23
Final Filing Requirements 23
Approval of Listing and Posting of Securities 24
Chapter 5 - Toronto Stock Exchange listing experience 25
Submitting a Listing Application 25
Receipt of Application & Exchange Review 30
Moving from Conditional Approval to Approval 30
Approval of Listing and Posting of Securities 31
Chapter 6 - Special considerations for Mining companies 32
National Instrument 43-101 32
Chapter 7 - Special considerations for Oil & Gas companies 35
National Instrument 51-101 35
Chapter 8 - Special considerations for International companies 39
Accounting & Auditing 40
Reporting, Continuous Disclosure, and other ongoing responsibilities for public companies in Canada 43
Chapter 9 - Cost of listing 45
Listing Fees 45
Form-Related Fees 45
Broker Fees 45
Sponsorship Fees 46
Professional Fees 46
Securities Commission Fees 47
Tax Considerations 47
International Companies 47
Chapter 10 - Ongoing requirements and responsibilities 48
Continuous Disclosure 48
Corporate Governance 49
Other Responsibilities 49
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 51
Appendix A - Listing Requirements for Mining Companies 57
Appendix B - Listing Requirements for Oil and Gas Exploration or Producing) Companies 58
Appendix C - Listing Requirements for Industrial, Technology and Research & Development Companies 60
Provincial securities commissions 62
Contact information 63

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