You can buy and sell public stocks if you have a Qtrade Delivery Against Payment (DAP) account.
Since Olympia is not a registered dealer, we have arrangements with Qtrade Securities Inc. to ensure that you can buy and sell public stock through your Olympia account. To do this, you are required to set up a Delivery Against Payment (DAP) account with Qtrade. A DAP account acts as a clearing account, enabling you to place stock trades from within your Olympia account.
This article will help walk you through the steps to open a Qtrade DAP account.
How do I open a Qtrade account to trade public stock?