The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
This paper focuses on the IMF report on detailed assessment of observance of Basel Core Principles (BCP) for effective banking supervision in Canada. The Canadian banking supervisor (OSFI) adopts a close and cooperative approach that supports the close network of federal authorities in identifying and seeking to mitigate prudential risks to the federal system. As a world-leading regulator, OSFI could be expected to issue a comprehensive suite of risk management standards to be available to all banks, even if at a relatively high level or based largely on Basel Committee for Banking Supervision guidance.