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Canadians not allowed to use Interactive Brokers API anymore?

Contacted IB customer service to see how I could check if my API is enabled to run my first live algo and turns out that according to a rule, Canadians are not allowed to use IB API anymore. Are there any Canadians that have run into this issue? if so, any work around?

This was their statement: 

Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. (IBC) will no longer allow you to use your own trading application to electronically submit order for equities traded on a Canadian exchange or other marketplace through our proprietary application interface or API this information is 100% accurate.

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Hey Andrés,

Thank you for the information, we have not heard anything about this at this time.

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That is insane Andres. Perhaps you could reopen an account with IB USA?

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I'm with Interactive Brokers Canada and I have an algorithm running LIVE through QuantConnect. No issue's for me.

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 How long have you been running your algorithm(s)? and which province did you use when opening your IB account?

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I've been running my algorithms for a year and a half. I opened my IB account from Ontario..

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Hi Magno0113,

As an Albertan with an IB Canada account, I was able to reproduce this.

When submitting orders to purchase VCN on the Toronto Stock Exchange, I received the following error message:
>> Order rejected - reason:API/CTCI orders for canadian stocks are not allowed
However, I was able to purchase AAPL stock on the Nasdaq Exchange via the IB API.

To do this, I utilized the python script from this video.

Best,
Derek Melchin

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