Quote from traderNik:
Doesn't IB make a market in Canadian options? If they don't, surely you can get filled on the Canadian exchanges?
I'm assuming that when you say 'an options broker in Canada', you mean a broker headquartered in Canada who can get you filled on options on instruments traded in Canada. If you want fills on U.S. options, none of the brokers you mentioned are in the top 5.
We're very limited in Canada in terms of equity/options brokers.
Our regulator prohibits U.S brokers from doing business with Canadians unless the brokerage has a Canadian office, among other hoops that need to be jumped through as well.
So that scratches a huge portion of discount brokers off the list.
IB Canada should be on the OP's list, I'm assuming it was omitted for some reason.
We get robbed by the ones who can do business with us, with the sole exception of IB which charges the same to Americans and Canadians.
Our regulators are ridiculous, but the U.S regulators are ridiculous in a different way. PDT rule is something we don't have up here.
Thankfully they're not dictating the futures business.