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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions Respecting Labour Market Opinions

The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, pursuant to subsection 30(1.43) (see footnote a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (see footnote b), gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Labour Market Opinions.

Ottawa, November 26, 2013

JASON KENNEY
Minister of Human Resources and
Skills Development

MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING LABOUR MARKET OPINIONS

Definitions

1. The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

“Act” « Loi »

“Act” means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

“Department” « Ministère »

“Department” means the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development.

“Regulations” « Règlement »

“Regulations” means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Public policy considerations — revocation

2. For the purposes of paragraph 30(1.43)(a) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the revocation, under that paragraph, of an opinion provided by the Department with respect to an application for a work permit are that

  • (a) new information becomes available after the opinion is provided indicating that the employment of the foreign national under the work permit is having or will have a significant negative effect on the labour market in Canada;
  • (b) the employer or group of employers provided false, misleading or inaccurate information in the context of the request for that opinion; and
  • (c) the employer’s name has been added to the list referred to in subsection 209.91(3) of the Regulations.

Public policy considerations — suspension

3. For the purposes of paragraph 30(1.43)(b) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the suspension, under that paragraph, of the effects of an opinion provided by the Department with respect to an application for a work permit are that

  • (a) new information becomes available after the time that the opinion is provided that, if known at that time, would have led to a different opinion;
  • (b) there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the employer or group of employers provided false, misleading or inaccurate information in the context of the request for that opinion;
  • (c) there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the employer is not complying with the conditions set out in subsection 209.3 or 209.4 of the Regulations in respect of that work permit or any other work permit and the failure to do so may not be justified under one or the other of those sections, as applicable; and
  • (d) the employer’s name has been added to the list referred to in subsection 209.91(3) of the Regulations.

Public policy considerations — refusal to process

4. For the purposes of paragraph 30(1.43)(c) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the refusal, under that paragraph, to process a request for an opinion provided by the Department with respect to an application for a work permit are that

  • (a) there is information to indicate that the employment of the foreign national under the work permit in any portion, sector, region or occupational group of the labour market in Canada may or will have a significant negative effect on that labour market; and
  • (b) the request for an opinion relates to an application for a work permit the processing of which would be refused under the terms of instructions given by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration under subsection 87.3(3) of the Act.

Taking effect

5. These Instructions take effect on December 31, 2013.

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions regarding the processing of certain work permit applications

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to paragraph 87.3(3)(a.1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions regarding the processing of certain work permit applications.

Ottawa, December 17, 2013

CHRIS ALEXANDER
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) has established, under paragraph 87.3(3)(a.1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the following Ministerial Instructions that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of the immigration goals established by the Government of Canada.

Overview

These Instructions are intended to provide clarity on the effect the suspension of the effects of an opinion provided by the Department of Employment and Social Development (ESDC) under the ministerial authority found in subsection 30(1.43) of IRPA will have on relevant applications for work permits made by foreign nationals to CIC.

These Instructions take effect on December 31, 2013, and will remain in place until further notice.

These Instructions apply to work permit applications received by CIC on or after December 31, 2013. These Instructions, in accordance with subsection 87.3(3.1) of IRPA, shall also apply to all applications received by CIC offices prior to December 31, 2013, but not yet processed or still pending.

Work permit applications for temporary foreign workers

Officers are instructed to suspend the processing of applications for work permits made by foreign nationals under subparagraph 200(1)(c)(iii) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations where the relevant opinion has been suspended by ESDC for public policy considerations specified by the Minister of Employment and Social Development pursuant to subsection 30(1.43) of IRPA.

Applicants for work permits affected by these Instructions shall be informed that the processing of their application will not continue until such a time as the opinion suspension is no longer in effect.

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Revocation of Work Permits

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to subsection 30(1.41) (see footnote c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (see footnote d), gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Revocation of Work Permits.

Ottawa, December 17, 2013

CHRIS ALEXANDER
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING THE REVOCATION OF WORK PERMITS

Definitions

1. The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

“Act” « Loi »

“Act” means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

“Regulations” « Règlement »

“Regulations” means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Public policy considerations

2. For the purposes of subsection 30(1.41) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the revocation of a work permit under that subsection are that

  • (a) the opinion that was provided by the Department of Employment and Social Development and on the basis of which the work permit was issued was subsequently revoked;
  • (b) in the case of a work permit that was issued to a foreign national referred to in any of subparagraphs 200(1)(c)(i) to (ii.1) of the Regulations with respect to a specified employer, new information becomes available indicating that the employment of the foreign national under the work permit is having or will have a significantly greater negative effect than benefit with respect to the development of a strong Canadian economy, unless the revocation of that work permit would be inconsistent with any trade obligation of the Government of Canada under an international agreement;
  • (c) the employer or group of employers provided false, misleading or inaccurate information in the context of the application for the work permit;
  • (d) the employer’s name has been added to the list referred to in subsection 209.91(3) of the Regulations; and
  • (e) the work permit was issued to a foreign national on the basis of their relationship to another foreign national and the work permit of that other foreign national has since been or is currently being revoked.

Taking effect

3. These Instructions take effect on December 31, 2013.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of time extension granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Pursuant to subsection 56(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, notice is hereby given that the following time extension was granted under the Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of Cyclotetrasiloxane, octamethyl- (siloxane D4) in industrial effluents, published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, on June 2, 2012.

On May 24, 2013, the Minister of the Environment granted to Les Emballages Knowlton lnc. (LEKinc.) a time extension of four months to prepare a Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to prepare the plan was therefore extended to October 1, 2013.

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Mihaela Andronescu, Risk Manager, Chemical Production Division, by telephone at 819-997-3715 or by fax at 819-953-3132.

Gatineau, December 16, 2013

LUCIE DESFORGES
Director
Chemical Production Division
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Vaudreuil-Dorion

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated November 21, 2013, has been pleased to change the name of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Vaudreuil-Dorion to the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, upon petition made therefor under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

December 2, 2013

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated November 21, 2013, has been pleased to change the name of the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism to the Summerland Chamber of Commerce upon petition made therefor under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

November 21, 2013

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

WESTBANK AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated November 21, 2013, has been pleased to change the name of the WESTBANK AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE to the Greater Westside Board of Trade upon petition made therefor under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

December 2, 2013

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Supplementary letters patent

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of the Canada Corporations Act, supplementary letters patent have been issued to

File No.

Name of Company

Date of S.L.P.

398053-7

TEEN RANCH FOUNDATION

28/10/2013

December 17, 2013

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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